Vegan Diet May Treat Diabetes

Retired vegan couple ran marathons every day of 2013

"The diet appears remarkably effective, and all the side effects are good ones -- especially weight loss and lower cholesterol," says researcher Neal D. Barnard, MD, adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University, in a news release. "I hope this study will rekindle interest in using diet changes first, rather than prescription drugs." Barnard is also president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit health organization that opposes animal research and advocates a vegan diet. Vegan Vs. ADA Diet For Diabetes In the study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, researchers compared the effects of following a low-fat vegan diet and the ADA diet on reducing the need for drugs to manage diabetes, kidney function, cholesterol levels, and weight loss in 99 adults with type 2 diabetes. Meals were not provided, but participants met a dietitian to come up with a diet plan and then met regularly each week for nutrition and cooking instruction. To learn more, visit

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Whatever the semantics or details of the endeavor, suffice it to say that Americas first couple of music even discussing veganism in such a public way means that the term has not only entered the mainstream vocabulary, but on its way to becoming a household word. All you need and more? Pic: Sandy Austin (Flickr CC) But never mind high-profile vegan-related headlines involving rich celebrities, the big story I missed out on in 2013 was a Kiwi couple, ages 64 and 68, running a marathon for every day of the year. Sounds incredible right? But it gets more extreme. The couple is not only vegan, but raw foodist, apparently eating mostly bananas for the year. To learn more, visit

The main aim is to cut out anything that is toxic to the body- in the words of Duigan, the C.R.A.P: caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol and processed foods. Sound good? We think so. Now available in a Kindle version , the Clean and Lean diet has never been more accessible- and with a devoted A-list following (think Elle Macpherson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) whats not to love? 5. The Honestly Healthy Alkaline Programme Honestly Healthy's alkaline offerings promise to reduce the stress on the body's digestive system (@honestlyhealthy) Championed by the likes of Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow, the alkaline diet involves eating mainly alkaline foods in order to keep the body's pH between 7.35 and 7.45- the level at which our bodies function at their best. To learn more, visit