If you want to lower your risk of diabetes then start following Mediterranean diet.
A new study has found that Mediterranean food helps in lowering risk of diabetes, especially among people at high risk for cardiovascular disease.
According to the researchers, this form of diet helps in reducing risk of diabetes by 21 percent as compared to the control dietary groups. They say, the reduced risk was even more visible among people at high risk for cardiovascular disease.
The patients who took Mediterranean diet were almost 27 percent less likely to develop diabetes compared to controls.
Professor Demosthenes Panagiotakos of Athens’ Harokopio University said, “Adherence to the Mediterranean diet may prevent the development of diabetes irrespective of age, sex, race or culture and it has a beneficial effect even in high risk groups, and speaks to the fact that it is never too late to start eating a healthy diet.”
The study found association between the Mediterranean diet and lower risk of diabetes.