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'Mediterranean Diet' may held fend off diabetes

From NBC12 News

A new way to possibly fend off type-2 diabetes involves what aisles you hit at the grocery store.

A study from Spain finds following a Mediterranean diet may decrease the risk for type-2 diabetes by as much as 83 percent.

Such a diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and olive oil - but is very low in meat, dairy products and alcohol.

Those in the study who strictly followed the diet had the lowest risk of diabetes, yet had the most risk factors for the disease.

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