Green leafy vegetables cut the risk of type 2 diabetes by 14 percent

Risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced by 14% with consumption of broccoli, cabbage and spinach, says a health report published in The research was done by the researchers at Leicester University on more than 220,000 people. According to the researchers, around 2.6 million deaths in the year 2000 were a result of lack of consumption of fruits and vegetables.

After the research, it was found out that 1.15 servings or 122 grams of fruits and leafy green vegetables per day, led to a 14% reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes.

According to, not just the food components but the food items as a whole provide positive benefits to health. The research supports the fact that one needs to modify his lifestyle to be able to stay away from type 2 diabetes.

This is the first ever research that has brought out the link between consumption of green leafy vegetables and its effect on reducing type 2 diabetes risk. The researchers say that it will be too early to conclude that the consumption alone can be used to reduce the risk.

Celebrities who suffer from type 2 diabetes include Halle Berry and Brittany Murphy.

Celebrities who suffer from type 1 diabetes include Nick Jonas and Bret Michaels.

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