Research briefs: Stone Age diet could prevent type-2 diabetes

Following a Stone Age diet of fruit, nuts, vegetables and lean meat or fish could prevent type-2 diabetes by improving the body's response to carbohydrates, according to Swedish researchers. For the three-month study, 14 people with CHD and glucose intolerance were assigned to a Stone Age diet and 15 with similar conditions followed a Mediterranean diet. After the trial, blood sugar rise after carbohydrate intake was 26 per cent lower in the Stone Age diet group, but just 7 per cent lower in those who followed a Mediterranean diet (www.lu.se). 

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