Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Frequent consumption of legumes associated with lower risk of diabetes

Legume consumption is inversely associated with type 2 diabetes incidence in adults: A prospective assessment from the PREDIMED study

Literature - Becerra-Tomás N, Díaz-López A, Rosique-Esteban N, et al. - Clin Nutr. 2017; published online ahead of print

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In a Mediterranean population at high CV risk, the frequent consumption of legumes and particularly lentils was associated with a lower risk of T2DM. The substitution other protein- or carbohydrate-rich foods by legumes was also associated with a lower risk of T2DM. These findings support the increased consumption of legumes for the prevention of T2DM.


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