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July 14, 2020 - Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine

Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains Associated With Reduced Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains Associated With Reduced Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
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Adding a third of a cup of fruit or vegetables and more grains such as oatmeal and bread to your daily diet may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes by up to 29%, according to two studies published in the British Medical Journal.

The first study analyzed type 2 diabetes risk and vitamin C and carotenoid intake from fruits and vegetables in participants from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Results associated higher vitamin C and carotenoid biomarkers with a 25% lower risk of diabetes.

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