Food groups in dietary prevention of type 2 diabetes

Year Published: 2020


Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig


Basiak-Rasała A, Różańska D, Zatońska K


This study reviewed the current evidence on food groups that are associated with type 2 diabetes.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Observations from studies and meta-analyses indicate on an inverse association between consumption of fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, lean dairy, fish, nuts and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Food groups that seemed to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes are: red and processed meat, refined grains, sugar-sweetened beverages. It is important to note, that no individual nutrients, but diverse dietary pattern, composed of every recommended food group in adequate amounts can contribute to healthy lifestyle and T2DM prevention.