Consistent consumption of diets rich in fibers, particular vegetable and cereal fibers, may cut down type 2 diabetes risk.

This study investigated the relationship between the ingestion of diets rich in dietary fiber and the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Researchers analyzed the dietary and clinical data of 26,817 diabetic and non-diabetic subjects recruited from the European Prospective Investigative into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-InterAct Study.

Researchers discovered that high total, vegetable, and cereal fiber intakes decreased the odds of developing type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, increased consumption of fruit fiber was found to have little or no effect on type 2 diabetes risk. The results of this meta-analysis reveal that regular consumption of high fiber diets may confer significant protection against the development of type 2 diabetes.