A new study found that people with Type 2 diabetes, show faster improvement in blood-glucose level from weight loss by eating a vegan, or vegetarian diet with no animal products, than eating a non-vegan low-calorie, low-fat diet.

In the study, published in Diabetes Care, 99 diabetics were randomly assigned into either a low-fat vegan-diet group, or a group that ate a diet prescribed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), for 22 weeks. At the end of the study, the people in the vegan-diet group lost more weight and experienced nearly twice the drop in HgbA1c (blood glucose) as those in the ADA diet group. The vegan diet was also associated with greater improvements in cholesterol levels than the ADA diet.

—Source: Healthnotes Newswire