Issue 61 November 2013
4. Non Diabetics should not be relaxed in diet habits
There seems absolutely no excuse for non-diabetics to have junk food! New research suggests that those not having diabetes should eat the same way diabetics do.

The study, published in the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) journal Diabetologia, analyzed lifestyle factors and mortality rates of people with and without diabetes.

As expected, the mortality rate for people with diabetes was 62 percent higher than those without. The researchers analysed data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Within that group, the researchers formed a division of 6,384 people with diabetes and 258,911 without.

Among both types of participants - diabetic or not - the scientists studied through computer modelling, the relationship of mortality rate and a number of factors including body-mass index, waist/height ratio, 26 food groups, alcohol consumption, leisure-time, physical activity and smoking.

Regardless of diabetes, mortality rates were lower with a healthier diet and vice versa. Lifestyle advice with respect to mortality for patients with diabetes should not differ from recommendations for the general population.

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