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August 2008 Issue

Eating Mediterranean Lowers Diabetes Risk

Eating a traditional Mediterranean dietórich in olive oil, vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals, legumes and fish, while relatively low in meat and dairy productsómay significantly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Thatís the good news from researchers in Spain, who assessed the diets and tracked the health of 13,380 men and women (aged 20 to 90) for more than four years. They found that those who followed the Mediterranean diet most closely were 83% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those whose diets were least like the Mediterranean diet.

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