Fiber, fat, diabetes

A high-fiber, low-fat diet decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus according to the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study.
It is known that lifestyle may greatly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus, and may also help to control the disease process even after the onset of diabetes. Weight loss and physical activity are known to have a favorable impact on diabetes progression. A three year study of over 500 subjects with impaired glucose tolerance placed on a high-fiber, low-fat diet demonstrated that those who maintained the diet lost weight and were less likely to have progressed to type 2 diabetes at the conclusion of the study.
(Diabetes 49:912-920, 2006)
Copyright 2009 Phylis A Austin


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