According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people living with diabetes has climbed to 366 million worldwide, up from 347 million in 2008. Additionally, annual worldwide deaths from diabetes are now at 4.6 million. Most of those afflicted suffer from type 2 diabetes, which has been linked to poor diets, lack of exercise, and obesity. Fortunately, dietary changes can help manage and even reduce the risk of the disease—US News & World Report has ranked a vegan diet as the second best diet for prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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