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Mediterranean Diet preventing Type II Diabetes

A newly released study from Spain is praising the ideals of the Mediterranean Diet for its prevention of type II diabetes. The diet is based on the lifestyle for that part of the world- rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, nuts, fish and legumes. The key for diabetics is in the Mediterranean Diet’s avoidance of animal products, like meat and dairy.

The study, conducted in Spain, followed more than 13,000 individuals for 4.4 years. Those who followed the diet most closely reduced their risk of type II diabetes by 83%.

In addition to following a healthy diet, like the Mediterranean, regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are two other strong preventatives for type II diabetes and heart disease.

Learn more about the Mediterranean Diet.

May 30th, 2008

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3 Responses to “Mediterranean Diet preventing Type II Diabetes”


Riverside
May 30th, 2008
10:07 pm

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Adam Smith
May 31st, 2008
7:31 am

Great job Brandy! I have also spent some time looking for a diet that can help me control my type 2diabetes. I also have well developed taste for foods. Finally, LB diet gave me the results. It is what any healthy diet must contain vegetables and fruits. It must be rich in nutrients as well.


Steve Parker, M.D.
Jun 5th, 2008
2:05 am

Hi, Brandi.

Anyone interested in the details of the article from Spain can read the entire article at the British Medical Journal’s website (www.bmj.com). Title of the article is “Adherence to Mediterranean diet and risk of developing diabetes: prospective cohort study.” First listed author is M.A. Martinez-Gonzalez.

-Steve Parker, M.D., author of “The Advanced Mediterranean Diet”