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Diabetes Patients May Benefit from Diet Supplemented By Canola Oil

A diet low in simple sugars and high in fats such as those found in canola oil may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, says an article published by Reuters. A new study published in Diabetes Care shows that individuals with type 2 diabetes who adhered to a diet of low glycemic foods supplemented with added canola oil had lower blood glucose levels than a comparable group who followed a whole-grain diet. The two test groups consumed an equal number of calories; the first group was told to have 7.5 slices of whole grain bread as part of their diet, while the second ate 4.5 slices of whole grain bread, supplementing the remaining calories with canola oil. Though both groups showed improvements in blood sugar levels, those who had added canola oil saw more significant improvements in glycemic control.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in Diabetes Care.