A new Harvard study has furthered the research linking plant-based eating to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
One of the main risk factors for type 2 diabetes — the most common form of diabetes — is diet. However, this is a modifiable entity, meaning that, if a person adopts more healthful dietary habits, they can reduce their risk of developing this metabolic condition.
In recent years, many studies have suggested that vegan, vegetarian, or other plant-based diets could significantly reduce a person’s diabetes risk.
Now, a team of researchers from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA, has conducted a comprehensive review and meta-analysis of nine studies that considered the association between dietary patterns and the risk of type 2 diabetes.