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Can green leafy veg cut diabetes risk?

20th August 2010

Researchers from the University of Leicester say that a diet rich in green leafy vegetables may reduce the risk of developing diabetes.

In an analysis of six studies into fruit and vegetable intake, only food including spinach and cabbage was found to have a significant positive effect. A portion and a half every day was found to cut type 2 diabetes risk by 14%, according to the report in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The Leicester team reviewed data from the studies of 220,000 adults in total.

 

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Article Information

Title: Can green leafy veg cut diabetes risk?
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 15839
Date Added: 20th Aug 2010

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