Homemade meals even better!

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Another reason to cook a homemade meal… lower risk of type 2 diabetes!  How fantastic is that?!

A long-term prospective study of nearly 100,000 health care professionals showed that those who ate an average of 11-14 home-prepared lunches and dinners per week had a 13% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those eating less than 6 per week.

Looking at homemade meals a continuous variable, each home-prepared lunch or dinner eaten per week decreased the long-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 1-2% according to the research.

There were other benefits, such as those who ate 11-14 homemade meals per week had a 15% lower risk of developing obesity during the first 8 years of follow-up.  Men who ate in that fashion gained about 2 pounds less body weight in the first 8 years.  It was also found that those who brought their meals also consumed fewer sugar-sweetened beverages.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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