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Greater whole grain intake is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Greater whole grain intake is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes

This systematic review set out to establish whether whole grains specifically contribute to a reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Clinical question: In healthy indivduals, is consumption of whole grains associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The reviewers were also interested in the effects on cardiovascular disease and weight. …

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A diet containing low fat dairy may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

A diet containing low fat dairy may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

It has been suggested that dairy products might have a preventive effect against type 2 diabetes.  However, the results of observational studies looking at the correlation between the consumption of dairy and incidence of type 2 have been inconclusive. A new systematic review set out to combine the evidence from these different studies into an …

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Diabetes education is more effective if it’s culturally sensitive

Diabetes education is more effective if it’s culturally sensitive

Another one to file under “stating the obvious”, you might think. Sadly, it’s not that obvious, as many patients would attest.This is also evidenced by the recent randomised controlled trial (RCT) on giving diet and lifestyle advice to try to prevent diabetes.  The paper in the Lancet reported a reduction in body weight in people …

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