If you are an adult with diabetes, then prevention is an important concern for your whole family, especially where Type 2 diabetes is concerned. The good news is that a method of prevention might be in the produce department of your local store… or even in your vegetable garden.
Researchers at the Diabetes Research Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester, England, reported the results of their study in the British Medical Journal, August 2010. Six studies on consumption of fruits and vegetables were included in a meta-analysis. In a meta-analysis information from all the studies is put together and examined as if in one large study. It was found that those who ate green leafy vegetables regularly had a 14% lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than did those with low or no consumption of green leafy vegetables. The authors concluded that increasing your green leafy vegetable intake daily could be a significant way to prevent Type 2 diabetes.