Reporting Veronica Harrell
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ATLANTA (WAOK) - People with Type 2 diabetes might be able to control their blood sugar and possibly lower their risk of heart attacks and stroke by eating a cup of beans or lentils everyday, a Canadian study reports.
Researchers found that a daily dose of legumes led to small drops in an important blood sugar measure, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
People in the study lowered their ten-year risk of heart disease from almost eleven-percent to less than ten-percent after three months on the bean diet.
The study is in the “Archives of Internal Medicine.”