Mediterranean Diet Passes a Test
Research news from the American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions, June 21–25, 2013
Chalk up another vote in favor of the Mediterranean diet. Research from the Minneapolis Heart Institute shows that a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fish (primary foods in a Mediterranean eating plan) can add up to multiple health benefits for people with diabetes. Across several studies, researchers found that people with diabetes who eat a Mediterranean diet lowered their A1Cs, as well as improved their cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. Other diets were found to have negligible, if any, effect in these areas.