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Healthy diet markedly reduces type 2 diabetes risk in ethnic minority women, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h263 (Published 19 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h263
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Eating a healthy diet is associated with a greatly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in women and particularly benefits those from ethnic minorities, a 28 year follow-up study of nearly 200 000 US women has found.

Researchers analysed diet and health data on 156 030 non-Hispanic white women, 2026 Asian women, 2053 Hispanic women, and 2307 black women in the Nurses’ Health Study. Participants were followed up for 28 years, and they …

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