New research published in the Cardiovascular Diagnosis And Therapy has found that type 2 diabetes can be treated or cured with a healthy plant-based diet. By improving blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity—along with other known benefits as weight management and cardiovascular health—eschewing animal products can help the 347 million people worldwide who are afflicted with the disease. According to Neal Barnard, MD, the study’s author and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, “one simple prescription could help reverse diabetes, improve blood sugar, and lower weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. And all this is possible, our analysis found, not with a new magic pill, but with tried-and-true simple changes to diet.”
Want more of today’s best plant-based news, recipes, and lifestyle?
Get our award-winning magazine!