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July 22, 2019 - Cosmos Magazine

Plant-based diets could prevent type 2 diabetes

Plant-based diets could prevent type 2 diabetes
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Eating a diet high in plant foods with little or no red meat has been linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes in the most comprehensive scrutiny of this connection so far.

This protective effect is even stronger for diets high in healthier plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Diabetes has been called “the fastest growing health crisis of our time”. At the same time, plant-based diets are gaining popularity. The analysis, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, included nine studies with more than 300,000 participants.

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