To Your Health
Share |

Diabetic Patients Benefit From Vegan Diet

Although it is a difficult diet to follow faithfully, veganism has many health benefits. Not only are animal products avoided (meat, fish, poultry), but animal byproducts, such as honey and milk, are also not consumed. A recent study provides evidence that a vegan diet can help sufferers of type 2 diabetes. The study sought to investigate whether a low-fat vegan diet improves glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factor.

Ninety-nine individuals with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to either a low-fat vegan diet or a diet following the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines. The ADA suggests eating a wide variety of foods including vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nonfat dairy products, beans, and lean meats, poultry and fish. Forty-three percent of the vegan group and 26 percent of the ADA group reduced diabetes medications. Body weight decreased 14.3 pounds in the vegan group and 6.83 pounds in the ADA group. LDL cholesterol fell 21.2 percent in the vegan group and 10.7 percent in the ADA group for individuals continued taking their lipid-lowering medications.

The researchers concluded that both a low-fat vegan diet and a diet based on ADA guidelines improved glycemic and lipid control in type 2 diabetic patients, but that these improvements were greater with a low-fat vegan diet.

To learn more about the benefits of nutrition, visit


Barnard, N, Cohen J, Jenkins D, et al. A low-fat vegan diet improves glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in a randomized clinical trial in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2006;29:1777-1783.


Generic Viagra Lowest Prices Pfizer Drugs Viagra No Prescription Order Viagra Online Viagra Non Prescription Deal Sale Prescription Viagra Uk Online Levitra Reviews Viagra Oysters In Australia Viagra Price Australia Cialis Pill Color Generic Viagra Canada Buy Cheap Viagra Viagra Katelaris P Viagra Australia Cheap Levitra Prescription Or Not Viagra Levitra Usual Dosage Buy Tadalafil Cialis Online Viagra And Daibetes Viagra Tablets Uk Viagra Online From Us Pharmacys Generic Money Viagra Cialis And Priligy Next Dat Delivery Generic Viagra Vigora 5000 Effect Viagra Drug Interactions Online Levitra Tablet Viagra Buy Online Levitra Drug Interaction Walgreen Viagra Per Pill Viagra Online Gr 4.26 Buy Cialis Lowest Price Viagra Online Cheap Mexico Viagra Buying Free Sale Viagra Cheap Kamagra Viagra Buy Generic Online Viagra Viagra Online Sales Brand Viagra For Get Viagra Without Prescription Viagra Side Effects Blood Pressure Cialis For Sale In Us Australia Viagra Online Cialis Cheap Visa Auk Cialis Sales Bravejournal Buy Levitra Member Levitra Buy Online Find Cheap Cialis Vardenafil 20 Mg Hcl