Vegetarians have lower rates of diabetes than non-vegetarians
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- According to the American Dietetic Association:
- "Adventist vegetarians are reported to have lower rates of diabetes than Adventist nonvegetarians. In the Adventist Health Study, age-adjusted risk for developing diabetes was twofold greater in nonvegetarians, compared with their vegetarian counterparts."
- "Although obesity increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, meat and processed meat intake was found to be an important risk factor for diabetes even after adjustment for BMI. In the Women’s Health Study, the authors also observed positive associations between intakes of red meat and processed meat and risk of diabetes after adjusting for BMI, total energy intake, and exercise."
- "Results remained significant even after further adjustment for dietary fiber, magnesium, fat, and glycemic load. In a large cohort study, the relative risk for type 2 diabetes in women for every one-serving increase in intake was 1.26 for red meat and 1.38 to 1.73 for processed meats."
Citations[edit | edit source]
- "Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets" (PDF).
- "Does a vegetarian diet reduce the occurrence of diabetes?".
- "Associations between diet and cancer, ischemic heart disease, and all-cause mortality in non-Hispanic white California Seventh-day Adventists".
- "Meats, processed meats, obesity, weight gain and occurrence of diabetes among adults: findings from Adventist Health Studies".
- "A prospective study of red meat consumption and type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and elderly women: The women's health study".
- "Dietary patterns, meat intake, and the risk of type 2 diabetes in women".