A low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean-style diet results in greater weight loss and better blood sugar control. According to research conducted over the course of four years at Second University of Naples, Italy, type 2 diabetic patients on a Mediterranean diets achieved greater weight loss. In addition, the need for blood sugar medication was lessened for patients following this style of diet.
Mediterranean-style diet is defined as a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, whole grains, olive oil, nuts and beans and low in carbohydrates. .The Mediterranean diet is also strongly associated with extended life span and reduced risks for mortality from any cause, as well as reduced risks for heart disease, cardiovascular problems, and even breast cancer.
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(Esposito K. Effects of a Mediterranean-Style Diet on the Need for Antihyperglycemic Drug Therapy in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2009 1 September 2009;151(5).)