The onset of type II diabetes can be thwarted by well-balanced Mediterranean diet, according to a recent new Spanish study. The four year study included people that maintained a diet of fresh vegetables and fruits, fish, fats from olive oil or nuts. During the four year time period, study participants following a Mediterranean diet were found to have a thirty percent less chance of developing type II diabetes. Other study participants following a traditional low fat diet did not show promise of avoiding the development of type II diabetes.
The study was based on participants that were considered at risk for cardiovascular issues like stroke and heart attack. Researchers found that people maintaining a Mediterranean diet lowered their risk for heart problems by as much as thirty percent.
The addition of olive oil to your diet can provide significant benefits towards greater health. This is especially true about extra virgin olive oil. Forty percent of study participants were found to have lowered risk of diabetes than the participants maintaining low fat diets.
Over ten thousand women were involved in a study that produced results showing the women that followed a Mediterranean diet might live longer and experience fewer health problems as well. This particular study lasted fifteen years, showing the women that maintained healthy Mediterranean diets lived to be over seventy without incident of diabetes, heart problems or other types of chronic disease.