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Fruit and vegetables for the prevention of type 2 diabetes

Author : Pierre Allain Date : 2010-10-25

A meta-analysis published in the BMJ (one line August 2010) examines the influence of vegetable and fruit consumption on the incidence of the type 2 diabetes by comparing its incidence in people with high and low intake of fruit and vegetables. Taken as a whole, the consumption of fruit and vegetables does not change the diabetes incidence, nor the consumption of fruits taken in isolation; it is the consumption of green leafy vegetables (cabbage, sprouts, cauliflower, lettuces, parsley, fennel, spinaches) which reduced of about 14 % the incidence of type 2 diabetes.

It should be noted that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables has beneficial effects, in particular on the cardiovascular level, see Mediterranean diet.

Note: cabbages, lettuces, spinaches etc, are rich in vitamin K and their irregular consumption can modify the efficacy of warfarin.
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