July 2006 Archives
One group of people with type-2 diabetes was put on a vegan diet, and another group was put on a conventional lowfat American Diabetes Association diet. The vegan dieters lowered their blood sugar more and lost more weight, lowered their cholesterol more and ended up with better kidney function, according to the report published in Diabetes Care, a journal published by the American Diabetes Association. Participants said the vegan diet was easier to stay on because they didn't have to limit their portions or count calories. After 22 weeks on the diet, 43 percent of those on the vegan diet were able to stop taking their diabetes drugs or reduce doses, compared with 26 percent of those on the standard diet.