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Following a vegan lifestyle benefits diabetic people who want to improve both their health and mood

Vegan and vegetarian diets have been making the rounds in the mainstream food industry. A review suggests that people with diabetes may benefit from adhering to a vegan or vegetarian diet. The review, published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, reports that following a plant-based diet may help improve both their physical and mental health.  People with diabetes who are not able to manage their condition well are at a greater risk for diabetes complications, such as heart disease and nerve damage. However, they do not only deal with physical complications. Their mental health is also affected. People with diabetes are two to three times more likely to have depression compared to their healthy peers.  Read more...

 

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