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How does diet influence diabetes risk?


The kind of one eats and even the order in which it is consumed can affect the risk of developing type 2

The studies are being presented at the meeting 'Nutrition 2019' in

In a study of 2,717 young adults in the with long-term follow-up, people who increased the amount of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and vegetable oils in their diet over 20 years had a 60 per cent lower risk of type 2 compared to those with a small decrease in plant foods. The findings suggested that long-term shifts towards a more plant-centered diet could help prevent

Other findings suggested that people with higher intakes of vitamins B2 and B6 from or supplements have a lower risk for The study, which included more than 200,000 people, also revealed that consuming higher levels of vitamin B12 from foods was associated with a higher risk, which may be due to the consumption of

According to another study changing the order in which is eaten could reduce post-meal blood sugar spikes.

The researchers found that eating rice first and then a vegetable and meat caused significantly higher blood sugar levels after eating compared to other sequences.

The results point to a simple but effective way to lower blood sugar levels after eating, which could prevent the transition from to diabetes.

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 15:03 IST