A Mediterranean-style diet reduced need for glucose-lowering drugs more than a low-fat diet in type 2 diabetes

Mente, Andrew; Anand, Sonia S.
December 2009
ACP Journal Club;12/15/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 6, p3
Academic Journal
The article reports on a clinical trial which says that in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, a Mediterranean (MED)-style diet reduces the need for glucose-lowering medicines and improved short-term glycemic control more than a low-fat diet (LFD). The study involved 215 patients of 30 to 75 years who had newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Low-carbohydrate MED diet included vegetables, whole grains and poultry, and LFD included whole grains with limited fats, and sweets.


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