A Plant-based diet is proven to prevent, treat and reverse diabetes
Plant-based diets prevent, treat, and reverse diabetes, by addressing both core pathophysiologic mechanisms — insulin resistance and diminished beta-cell function — simultaneously.
Individuals with strictly plant-based diets have 2.9% Type-2 diabetes prevalence, versus 7.6% for non-vegetarians. (2009 study)
Non-vegetarians are 74% more likely to develop diabetes than vegetarians. (The Adventist Health Studies)
Individuals aged over 65 reporting high animal protein intake have a 5-fold increase in diabetes mortality.
There are many research studies to validate the positive impact of plant-based diets:
A low-fat, plant-based diet improves glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes
Plant-based diets help address the following health issues
The health benefits of eating plant-based include:
There is an overwhelming volume of research to substantiate the detrimental effects of animal consumption and the benefits of a plant-based diet. We have included an abbreviated list of peer reviewed research articles as well as those by leading institutions. We have excluded industry-funded research articles (or at least listed as having industry funding or if a primary author has an industry affiliation). Please let us know if you see a lapse or additional research we should include.