Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Heather S

Heather S


  • Review Article
    Mediterranean Diet and Its Effects on Preventing and Managing Type Two Diabetes: A Literature Review
    Author(s): Kathryn A, Heather S and Tina TKathryn A, Heather S and Tina T

    Diabetes has become a major epidemic in the United States. In 2012, 29.1 million Americans had type 2 diabetes and it is projected that there will be 1.4 million new cases each year. Having diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, renal disease, blindness and limb amputation. Due to the debilitating effects and complications diabetes can have on one’s body, research has been conducted to find the best ways to prevent this chronic illness. Diet tends to be a primary focus around diabetes prevention. A Mediterranean-style diet has been suggested as a good diet plan to prevent type 2 diabetes. A Mediterranean diet consists of high consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts, moderate intake of seafood and poultry with very minimal intake of red meat. Olive oil is the primary source of fat as well as a moderate intake of wine with meals. T.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000256

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