The Washington Post suggests that diets plentiful in fruits and vegetables may help reduce one's risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Data from two cohort studies focusing on the consumption of plant based foods and how they relate to the development of diabetes suggest these findings to be true.
In one study mentioned in the article, experts monitored 22,000 participants for two years and evaluated individual fruit and vegetable intake by assessing plasma levels of vitamin C. They determined how these levels relate to the development of type 2 diabetes and concluded that consuming around 66 grams of fruits and vegetables daily could decrease ones risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 25 percent.
In another study, scientists discovered how whole grain consumption relates to the development of type 2 diabetes. Researchers monitored 195,000 individuals consuming a diet predominantly consisting of whole grains for a period of 24 years. The data suggested that consuming 8-10 servings of whole grains could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 29 percent.
Both studies suggest that in order to reduce ones risk of developing chronic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, it is important to consume an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables each day.
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Searing, L. (2020, July 13). Diets high in fruits, vegetables may help reduce Type 2 diabetes by 50 percent, study says. Retrieved July 22, 2020, from https://www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.washingtonpost.com/health/diets-high-in-fruits-vegetables-may-help-reduce-type-2-diabetes-by-50-percent-study-say/2020/07/10/904723b6-c1f5-11ea-b178-bb7b05b94af1_story.html?outputType=amp