(Relaxnews) – The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 642 million people will be affected by diabetes by 2040. 15% of all deaths worldwide are related to diabetes. According to recent studies, published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal), it is possible to control his type 2 diabetes through a vegan diet.
There are two main cases of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The first occurs in children, the beta cells of the pancreas disappear, resulting in a total deficiency of insulin. This is an autoimmune disease. Type 2 diabetes appears more generally in people over 40 years of age. It is often associated with the environmental factors of the person: obesity, lack of physical activity … Type 2 diabetes can be caused by two abnormalities: The pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or this insulin acts badly. According to a recent study by Anastasios Toumpanakis, Triece Turnbull, and Isaura Alba-Barba published in the "diabetes, research and care" section of the BMJ (British Medical Journal), a vegan diet could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes This diet would also improve our mental health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers analyzed several publications based on research studying the effects of a vegan diet on health. These studies, published between 1999 and 2017, involved a sample of 433 people with diabetes. The results of these studies showed that only patients on a vegan diet experienced an improvement in their quality of life, both emotionally and physically. On the emotional level, symptoms of depression have largely decreased in patients on a vegan diet. On the physical side, nerve pain has been reduced and the temperature drop in the feet has decreased more significantly in people following a vegan diet. Fasting mean glucose levels decreased significantly among people on a vegan diet. In addition, these same patients lost twice as much weight as patients on a diet that included animal protein. Fats in the blood have largely decreased in people following a vegan diet, but these fats in the blood can cause cardiovascular disease. In six of the studies reviewed, patients on a vegan diet were able to reduce or even discontinue medication related to their diabetes. A vegan diet can therefore greatly improve the quality of life of individuals, particularly individuals with type 2 diabetes.


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