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University of East Anglia

Aedin Cassidy, University of East Anglia

Caption: Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes -- according to research from the University of East Anglia and King's College London. High intakes of these dietary compounds are associated with lower insulin resistance and better blood glucose regulation. A study of almost 2,000 people also found that these food groups lower inflammation which, when chronic, is associated with diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

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