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Vegans are 62% less likely to have Type 2 diabetes than non-vegetarians
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Vegans are 62% less likely to have Type 2 diabetes than non-vegetarians according to the Adventist Health Study-2.
Vegans eat no animal products.
Adjusted for age, BMI, etc
The results were after controlling for age, gender, education, income, television watching, physical activity, sleep, alcohol use, smoking and body mass index (BMI).
Subjects: 15,200 men and 26,187 women
The study analyzed data from 15,200 men and 26,187 women across the U.S. and Canada who were free of diabetes.
Tonstad S, Stewart K, Oda K, Batech M, Herring RP, and Fraser GE. Vegetarian diets and incidence of diabetes in the Adventist Health Study-2. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis, 2013 Apr; 23(4): 292-299.
Author’s Contact Info
Sigve K. Tonstad, MD
Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Department of Health Promotion and Education
Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA
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