Dietary Flavonoid Intake Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk


HeConnection-Equipped-Dietary Flavonoid IntakeIn this meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies, involving a total of 18,145 cases and 284,806 subjects in total, it was shown that the highest dietary flavonoid intake reduces type 2 diabetes risk (Relative risk) of 0.91, as compared to the lowest intake of total flavonoids. A 500 mg/d increase in total flavonoids was associated with a significant 5% reduction in risk of type 2 diabetes. According to subgroup analyses, the most beneficial effects were found in subjects in the U.S., over the age of 40 years old, and in studies of at least 20 years duration.

The authors conclude, “The present meta-analysis indicates that consumption of dietary total flavonoids is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.”

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Reference: “Dietary flavonoids intake and risk of type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies,” Liu Y-J, Zhan J, et al, Clinical Nutrition, 2013; [Epub ahead of print]. (Address: School of Public Health, Wuhan University, Wuhan, PR China).