Vegetarians have a lower fasting insulin level and higher insulin sensitivity than matched omnivores: A cross-sectional study.

Affiliation

Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200025, China; Department of Clinical Nutrition, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Potential associations of vegetarian diet patterns with fasting insulin (FI) and insulin sensitivity remain unclear. We aimed to investigate whether vegetarian diets were associated with FI and insulin sensitivity in a cross-sectional study in Chinese vegetarians and matched omnivores and then to test whether it is independent of body mass index (BMI).

Keywords

BMI,Blood glucose,Fasting insulin,Insulin sensitivity,vegetarian,