Diabetes patients may benefit most from Mediterranean diet

02/7/2013 | Reuters

The Mediterranean diet was associated with a mean weight loss of four pounds at six months in adults with type 2 diabetes, while other diet plans studied did not yield similar results, an analysis of 20 studies comparing seven popular diets in diabetes patients revealed. Researchers also noted a 4% to 10% increase in good cholesterol levels and an up to 9% reduction in triglyceride levels in patients who were on Mediterranean, low-carb or low-glycemic diets. The results appear in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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