Eating Leafy Green Vegetables May Lower Diabetes Risk
Scientists and researchers from Leicester University have discovered after analyzing data from six different clinical studies that looked at the links between vegetable and fruit consumption eaten by type 2 diabetics.
What They Found
They found that by eating more of the green leafy vegetables such as romaine lettuce, spinach, cabbage, and broccoli lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
It was also strongly recommended that people at risk for developing diabetes increase their overall consumption of all vegetables and fruits in an effort to lower the risk of diabetes.
How They Came to This Conclusion
“The researchers searched several well known databases and lists for articles with key words like "diabetes", "prediabetes", "fruit", and "vegetables". They also sought expert opinions and reviewed reference lists of relevant articles for further sources.”
After they examined all of the relevant material, they were able to conclude that there is evidence to prove that green leafy vegetables can help lower the risk of diabetes in certain individuals.
Conclusion of Their Finding
“A greater intake of green leafy vegetables was linked with a 14 per cent reduction in risk for type 2 diabetes (hazard ratio 0.86, with 95 per cent confidence interval CI ranging from 0.77 to 0.97, P=0.01).”