Researchers reported that the traditional Mediterranean diet of fruit, vegetables, olive oil and fish, reduced diabetes risk by 83 percent. University of Navarra researchers in Pamplona, Spain, the country of endless eating pleasures, found that over four years of monitoring food items and dietary habits of 13,380 graduates with no history of diabetes, that only 33 new cases of diabetes were documented.
On a ten point scale of Mediterranean diet adherence, (0-2 for low adherence, 3-6 medium and 7-9 for high adherence), researchers discovered that each two point increase on the adherence scale had a corresponding 35% reduction in diabetes risk.
All that just from eating real food. Who would have figured.