Three studies published in the July 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine address diet and risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers found no association between eating a low-fat diet and diabetes risk, but found that people who drink more sugar-sweetened beverages or eat fewer fruits and vegetables have an increased risk of the disease.
Public health experts expect that about 11.2% of US adults will have type 2 diabetes (also known as adult-onset diabetes) by 2030.
In addition, rates of the condition are predicted to continue to increase quite rapidly in the developed world. One of the strongest risk factors for type 2 diabetes is obesity, and this is also one of the most modifiable as it can be partially controlled through diet and exercise. The set of papers published this week specifically focuses on how diet is related to type 2 diabetes risk.
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