Plant-Based Diets Put to the Test for Diabetes
Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on April 12th, 2018
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The bottom line is that the more plant-based diet “led to a greater improvement in quality of life and mood. Patients consuming a vegetarian diet also felt less constrained than those consuming the conventional diet.” People actually felt the conventional diabetic diet was more restrictive than the plant-based diet. Disinhibition decreased with a vegetarian diet, meaning those eating vegetarian were less likely to binge, and the subjects in the vegetarian group tended to feel less hungry. All of this helps with sustainability in the long term, which is, of course, critical for any dietary change. So, not only do plant-based diets appear to work better, but they may be easier to stick to. And, with the improvement in mood, patients may exhibit desired improvements not only in physical, but also in mental, health.
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I’d wish I had know this back in 1970.
Would it have made a difference, who can say?
But, upon reflection, I’d hope I’d have been smart enough to try it.
Add it to my list of failures.
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