Prediabetes slashed by wholefood plant-based diet
The addition of more high-fibre foods (fibre is only found in plants) is associated with a decreased risk of deteriorating glucose tolerance, including progression from normal glucose tolerance to pre-diabetes.
What did the study find?
- People eating 59g daily of high fibre foods such as wholegrains had a 34% lower risk to deteriorate in glucose tolerance compared to those who ate 30g daily
- People consuming 59g of wholegrains daily had a 27% reduced risk of becoming pre-diabetic
Study on 5,477 Stockholm residents aged 35 to 56 years for 10 years by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital, as published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, December 2012.