Diet and diabetes risk

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with substantially reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a large body of research confirms.

Published in PLOS Medicine, the findings support current recommendations to eat healthy plant-based foods and moderate intake of red meat, particularly processed meat.

The Harvard researchers analysed data from three studies that followed more than 200,000 male and female health professionals in the US for more than 20 years, regularly collecting information on their diet, lifestyle, medical history and new