Quiz: Which Foods Affect Diabetes?

Veronique Duqueroy

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August 20, 2014

Among these 3 diets, only the Mediterranean regimen enriched with extra-virgin olive oil reduces significantly the risk for T2DM, and actually cuts it by about one third compared with a low-fat diet.[26] These results were reported earlier this year from a new analysis of the PREDIMED study[27] in a population of adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

In summary: There is no recommendation for a specific diet to prevent T2DM, although the American Diabetes Association has advised people with diabetes to focus on overall healthy eating patterns and personal preference.[28] However, the most recent studies point to benefits from a Mediterranean-type diet, especially enriched with extra-virgin olive oil, as part of a prevention strategy.

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