A prescription for a plant based diet can help reverse diabetes

Here is another huge study confirming the power that plant-based diets can have on treating and reversing diabetes. 

What growing problem do we have now in the USA (and this part of the world)?

  • 29 million Americans have diabetes
  • 86 million have prediabetes 

What has this new 2014 meta-analysis found?

  • A plant-based diet boosts blood sugar control considerably
  • Plant-based diets can “improve a key indicator of blood sugar control called hemoglobin A1c as much as 1.2 points in 22 weeks”
  • The benefit of leaving meat out of the diet was as much as 0.7 points
  • Weight came down across the board with all patients
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol levels dropped
  • No drug we know of has ever come close to offering this kind of effect 

Doctors at Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed care organization in the United States, started recommending that “every patient receive information on plant-based diets” in 2014. 

Study a 2014 meta-analysis, by a team of researchers from the United States and Japan, including the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, combined the results of all available studies, with a focus on the longer term results, and was released in October 2014.  

 

Posted: Monday 12 January 2015