Plant Based Diets Proven To Reduce Diabetes Risk

July 10, 2019 3:05 pm Published by

A new study has linked those who subscribe to a plant based diet to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the form of the disease that is often linked to diet and the new study out of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health shows that those who eat a plant based diet are 23% less likely to become diabetic.

The study looked at over 300,000 participants, nearly 30,000 of whom had type 2 diabetes. The researchers believed that with the expanding popularity of plant based diets such as vegan or vegetarian it was important to quantify the benefit that a diet like that may have on those with diabetes.

Nearly 1/3 of the United States population has either diabetes or pre-diabetes and this health condition has always been tied to diet which can be a modifiable habit. If a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes they may be able to reverse the effects of the condition through dietary restrictions.