Global rates of type 2 diabetes are on the rise and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO); almost 422 million people are currently living with diabetes.
A range of lifestyle factors, including obesity and age, can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Eating the correct foods therefore, can help a person reduce the risk of developing the condition.
But with 3.9 million people in the UK living with diabetes and 90% of those affected living with type 2, what are we doing wrong? We explore the diets across the world to try and find the answer.
The Mediterranean diet is well-known as one of the world’s healthiest. It features lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and dairy, whole grain cereals and nuts, the occasional glass of red wine and olive oil as the main source of fat. Many studies have highlighted the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and have linked it to improved overall health and a...