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Semi-vegetarians are 51% less likely to have Type 2 diabetes than non-vegetarians
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Semi-vegetarians are 51% less likely to have Type 2 diabetes than non-vegetarians according to the Adventist Health Study-2.
Semi-vegetarians eat primarily a vegetarian diet, but occasionally eat meat, poultry or seafood.
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).
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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