Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Diabetes, Study Suggests

A large observational study is adding another feather to the cap of the Mediterranean diet.

The European study, published in the journal Diabetologia, shows that people who closely follow a Mediterranean diet — which includes a lot of fish, fruit and vegetables and healthy fats from olive oil — have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, compared with people who don’t abide by the eating style.

In addition, researchers found that eating a low-glycemic load diet (which regulates carbohydrates intake based on its impact on blood sugar levels) also seems to lower diabetes risk. And eating a Mediterranean diet that was also low-glycemic seemed to confer the greatest benefit. More.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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