Vegetarians may be at lower diabetes, heart risk

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ukhomeopath wrote:

I was able to reverse my type 2 diabetes by cutting out meat etc. I avoided what I call the POWS group of foods: Processed, Oily, Whites (white bread, white rice) and Sugars including artificial sweeteners. I have been off all medications for over a year now and only control with diet and exercise. So yes, following a meat free diet does help. I lost weight, my cholesterol dropped and I also became much more energetic.

Apr 02, 2011 3:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Leighann wrote:

I think it’s important to differentiate that these reduced risks for vegetarians or semi-vegetarians are only for developing type 2 diabetes. A person’s diet does not contribute to their development of or risk factors for type 1 diabetes. Case in point, at the time of my daughter’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, she was vegetarian and had not once in her lifetime had meat or poultry.

When talking about risk factors and lifestyle of developing diabetes, please be mindful that there are two (or more) types of diabetes and that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease with no known cause or cure.

Apr 04, 2011 2:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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