The Mediterranean Diet may Help Prevent Pre Diabetes

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According to a new study published in the March 15, 2011, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The Mediterranean diet has proven to provide beneficial effects for preventing pre diabetes.

The Study

The study is an analysis, including results of fifty studies of participants on the Mediterranean diet, with an overall studied population of about half a million people. When a person changes their lifestyle habits, follows the Mediterranean diet, and adds some light exercise to their daily routine they can lower their chances of developing pre diabetes.

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet, according to Dr. Panagiotakos and Christina-Maria Kastorini, MSc, Ph.D. cand., is one of the best-known and well-studied dietary patterns, “which has been shown to be associated with decreased mortality from all causes, lower risk for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some types of cancer. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the Mediterranean diet as a whole, as well as the effects of the individual components of the diet, and especially olive oil, fruits and vegetables, whole grains and fish, also confer to the beneficial role of this pattern.”

Conclusion

Following the Mediterranean diet can be very beneficial to people who are at risk for pre diabetes. It helps them stabilize their blood sugar and lose weight.

 
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