Global Meta-Analysis Finds Vegetarian Diet Lowers HbA1c Levels by 0.4 Points

A new global meta-analysis published in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy shows a plant-based vegetarian diet accelerates type 2 diabetes treatment by lowering HbA1c levels by 0.4 points.

“Plant-based diets work in a different way than ‘conventional’ diabetes diets,” says Neal Barnard, M.D., of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and one of the study authors. “We now know that type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. Getting the animal fat—and fats in general—out of the diet helps repair insulin’s ability to function.”
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