Mediterranean Diet Reduces Need For Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

A so-called Mediterranean diet -- rich in nuts, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthy oils -- reduces the likelihood that patients recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes will need drugs to lower their blood sugar, a new study found. Among diabetics who followed the Mediterranean-style diet, only 44 percent required the blood sugar-lowering medicines known as antihyperglycemic drugs, compared to 70 percent of patients who followed the standard, low-fat diet recommended by cardiologists,...Full Story
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