Vegans have Lower Risk of Diabetes

Vegans have a lower risk of developing diabetes!

Ho, hum. This is something we already knew, right? Well, not really. There have not been any prospective studies on the rates of diabetes for vegans. Until now, that is!

A report was just released from Adventist Health Study 2 that found that after 2 years of follow-up, vegans had a 60% reduced risk of being diagnosed with diabetes (1).

More information can be found in the article, Type 2 Diabetes and the Vegan Diet or by clicking on the link to the abstract below.


1. Tonstad S, Stewart K, Oda K, Batech M, Herring RP, Fraser GE. Vegetarian diets and incidence of diabetes in the Adventist Health Study-2. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2011 Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print]   |   Link

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