Healthy Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk

Tue, 14 Sep 2010
A diet high in green leafy vegetables can lower the likelihood of developing diabetes .

Eating one and a half portions of leafy vegetables daily lowers type 2 diabetes risk by 14%.

These results were based on pooled data from six studies which investigated diet and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

It uncovered that those who ate approximately 120g of green leafy vegetables on a daily basis were 14% less likely to develop this condition than those who consumed the least amount of this vegetable.

By itself this study is not convincing enough evidence that purely eating green leafy vegetables lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

It is impossible to state whether or not the slightly decreased risk this study found was as a result of specific compounds found in these vegetables or because the individuals who consumed more vegetables tended to have a more healthy diet and lifestyle.

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