Leafy vegetables cut down diabetes riskAugust 20th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Eating leafy vegetables like broccoli, spinach, sprouts and cabbage can reduce by 14 percent your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study says.
The vegetables are a rich source of anti-oxidants and magnesium, linked to lower levels of diabetes.
Regularly sampling salads, including spinach, could help reduce your diabetes risk, the study has shown, reports the Daily Mail.
University of Leicester researchers reviewed six studies based on 223,000 people and compared intake of green leafy vegetables, according to the British Medical Journal.
They found those who consumed more than one serving daily had a lower risk of diabetes than people who barely ate any.
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