Key Elements of Plant-Based Diets Associated with Reduced Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

  title={Key Elements of Plant-Based Diets Associated with Reduced Risk of Metabolic Syndrome},
  author={Gabrielle M. Turner-McGrievy and Metria Harris},
  journal={Current Diabetes Reports},
Approximately 20 %–25 % of adults worldwide have metabolic syndrome. Vegetarian and vegan diets have demonstrated effectiveness in improving body weight, glycemic control, and cardiovascular risk factors, as compared with conventional therapeutic approaches, and are potentially useful in the prevention of metabolic syndrome. This article consists of two steps: (1) a review of the literature on studies examining vegetarian and vegan diets and metabolic syndrome and (2) a review of foods and… 
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