Research: Diabetes & Plant-based Diets


Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseased plaguing the Black community. Follow the links below to research showing how beneficial a plant-based diet is to preventing and reversing #diabetes


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J Am Diet Assoc. 2008;108:1636-1645. Barnard ND, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, et al. A low-fat vegan diet and a conventional diabetes diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomized, controlled, 74-wk clinical trial.


Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;89:1588S-1596S. Barnard ND, Noble EP, Ritchie T, et al. D2 dopamine receptor Taq1A polymorphism, body weight, and dietary intake in type 2 diabetes.


Nutrition. 2009;25:58-65. Barnard ND, Gloede L, Cohen J, et al. A low-fat vegan diet elicits greater macronutrient changes, but is comparable in adherence and acceptability, compared with a more conventional diabetes diet among individuals with type 2 diabetes.


J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109:263-272. Kahleova H, Tura A, Hill M, Holubkov R, Barnard ND. A plant-based dietary intervention improves beta-cell function and insulin resistance in overweight adults.


A 16-week randomized clinical trial. Nutrients. 2018;10:pii: E189.

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