Green leafy vegetables are thought to have a protective effect because they are high in antioxidants, such as Vitamin C and they may also act to reduce type-2 diabetes risk due to their high magnesium content.
It was concluded that eating 1.15 servings of leafy green vegetables a day resulted in a 14 per cent reduced risk of type-2 diabetes when compared with people who ate less than half a serving per day.
This was the equivalent of eating 122 grams of leafy green vegetables per day.
"Results from several supplement trials have produced disappointing results for prevention of disease, in contrast with epidemiological evidence.
"Results from our meta-analysis support recommendations to promote the consumption of green leafy vegetables in the diet for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. The results support the growing body of evidence that lifestyle modification is an important factor in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
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