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Being overweight is one of the main risk factors for type 2 diabetes. In fact, about 80 percent of people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.
Making changes in lifestyle, such as adopting a healthy diet and increasing physical activity, can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. A new study provides additional evidence of this, after identifying a vegan diet as a possible candidate for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in overweight people.
A vegan diet effectively means cutting meat, dairy products and animal products, whether you have diabetes or not.
Vegan diets, whether for people with diabetes or not, are usually based on plants. The particular foods consumed include vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes.
Products of animal origin such as meat and dairy products are avoided, since fats and sugar are added. People on vegan diets often take vitamin B12 deficiency supplements.
The researchers found that overweight people who switched to a vegan diet for 16 weeks showed improvements in insulin sensitivity plus the functioning of beta cells compared to a control group.
The beta cells reside in the pancreas and produce and release insulin.
The vegan diet also led to improvements in blood sugar levels, both during fasting and during meals.
Type 2 diabetes arises when the body can no longer respond to insulin effectively, which is a condition known as insulin resistance, or pancreatic beta cells do not produce enough insulin. Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.
As a result of this, blood sugar levels may become too high. This can lead to serious complications, such as cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, diabetic eye diseases and nerve damage.
Studies conducted in the past have shown that people who follow a low-fat vegan diet, avoid meat and dairy products, reduce blood sugar levels very efficiently and lose weight. Researchers have shown that people with diabetes who eat a vegan diet also reduce their cholesterol and improve the functioning of the kidneys.
People who adhered to the vegan diet also experienced reductions in blood sugar levels during meals and during fasting.
Based on these results, the team suggests that adopting a vegan diet could be an effective way to prevent type 2 diabetes
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