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China Study: Dietary Intake and Diabetes

The NEW China Study

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air and exercise." - Thomas Edison

Yesterday came the old China Study, one of the most important books of the 21st Century: http://www.TheChinaStudy.com. Today comes the new China Study which confirms the first one...


JOURNAL: Public Health Nutrition (2011 Apr 5:1-9)

TITLE: Relationship between dietary intake and the development of type 2 diabetes in a Chinese population: the Hong Kong Dietary Survey.

AUTHORS: Yu R, Woo J, et. al.

OBJECTIVE: "To study the relationship between dietary intake and the development of type 2 diabetes among Chinese adults."

SUBJECTS: "A total of 1010 Chinese adults aged 25-74 years who participated in a territory-wide dietary and cardiovascular risk factor prevalence survey in 1995-1996 were followed up for 9-14 years for the development of diabetes."

RESULTS: "The more vegetables, fruits and fish pattern was associated with a 14% lower (diabetes) risk, whereas the more meat and milk products pattern was associated with a 39% greater risk of diabetes."

CONCLUSIONS: "The more vegetables, fruits and fish pattern was associated with reduced risk and the more meat and milk products pattern was associated with an increased risk of diabetes."


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