The more closely people eat to a vegan diet, the lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study published in the medical journal Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases.
Researchers at Loma Linda University tracked 15,200 men and 26,187 women across the U.S. and Canada who were free of diabetes. Participants were grouped as vegan, lacto ovo-, pesco-, semi-, or non-vegetarian.
After two years, researchers found that vegans and vegetarians had a lower risk of diabetes than non-vegetarians. Vegans were found to have a 70% reduced risk for diabetes and vegetarians have a 53% lower chance of developing the disease.
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