Home Cooked Meals May Help People Avoid Type 2 Diabetes


According to Health Day, home cooked meals may help people avoid the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes. A team of researchers found that for each home cooked lunch prepared in a week, the risk of type 2 diabetes dropped by 2 percent. For each dinner prepared at home, the risk decreased by 4 percent.

“There is growing trend of eating meals prepared out-of-home in many countries. Here in the United States, energy intake from out-of-home meals has increased from less than 10 percent in the mid-60s to over 30 percent in 2005-2008, and average time spent on cooking has decreased by one third,” said study author Geng Zong, a research fellow at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.


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