The Prevention of Type II Diabetes in African Americans Consuming a Plant Based Diet

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Weakley, Alyssa
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Middle Tennessee State University
The purpose of this study is to investigate if type II diabetes can be prevented in African Americans by consuming a plant-based diet. This study aspires to answer the following research question: Can type II diabetes be prevented in African Americans by consuming a plant-based diet? A plant-based diet is free from all animal products such as meat and dairy and is substituted with plants such as fruits and vegetables. This is a systematic review aimed at answering the previously mentioned research question. Many black people assume that because their parents and great-grandparents were diagnosed with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, or cancer, it is set in stone that they too will have the same health disadvantages and hardships. This study aims to break that stigma by examining the relationship a plant-based diet can have on the prevention of illness.
Public health