February 7th, 2013

Mediterranean diet may be best for diabetes

By Logan Lafferty

Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence from the last 10 years…"Weight loss is important, but so is nutrient quality," Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Reuters Health…"I think we're all still recovering from that low-fat diet phase of the 1990s," Zeratsky said. Olive oil makes food more palatable and satisfying, and may curb the urge to snack later in the day, she added.

 

Reuters by Kathryn Doyle

Tags: blood sugar, diabetes, diet, Katherine Zeratsky, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Nutrition, Reuters, weight loss, Wellness

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