Role of vegan and vegetarian diets in type 2 diabetes

Dagna Siedlecka, Wojciech Micał, Ewa Krzewicka-Romaniuk, Anna Pradiuch


Significant benefits could be achieved in diabetes management with vegetarian and vegan diets. Many reports in literature indicate that both, vegetarian and vegan diet bring a potential benefits in a treatment of type 2 diabetes. What is more vegetarian and vegan diets have a positive effect on anti-atherogenic process. Observational studies indicate that risk of developing diabetes is reduced by half in people during a vegetarian diet, compared to non-vegetarian.


type 2 diabetes; vegetarian diet; vegan diet; obesity; dietary factors

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