Antioxidants Against Diabetes
Helsinki - Recent findings of Finnish researchers lead by Jukka Montonen at the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki suggest that a diet rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E, could prevent diabetes. A study that followed more than 4,000 people for 23 years revealed that those who adhered to diets with the highest amounts of vitamin E were 30% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than people following diets with the least amount. Consuming large amounts of carotenoids also seems to ward-off type 2 diabetes. Vitamin C however showed no significant effect on diabetes risk. Montonen suggests more studies before researchers can recommend that people at risk of type 2 diabetes switch to an antioxidant-rich diet.