Fruit and vegetables linked to lower diabetes risk.
A new study published in the British Medical Journal suggest that eating just a little bit more fruit and vegetables can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
A team of European researchers looked at more than 23,000 people and found that those with a higher intake of fruit and vegetables had a much lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The research team, led by the University of Cambridge, examined the levels of vitamin C and carotenoids in 9,754 people who developed new-onset type 2 diabetes and a second group of 13,662 who did not. Measuring the levels of vitamin C and carotenoids is considered more reliable than dietary questionnaires.
Taking into account other factors such as lifestyle, the researchers found the risk of developing type 2 diabetes could be reduced as much as 25% for every 66 gram increase in daily fruit and veg intake.
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