People who usually eat food cooked at home are less likely to suffer from the type 2 diabetes than those who consumes such meals less frequently, a new research has claimed.
There is an increasing tendency among people to eat out, and this could also involve consumption of fast food, for example, the researchers have said.
Concerns have been raised that these types of people have a diet that is surely rich in energy but relatively poor in the nutrients – which could lead to weight gain which is, in turn, also associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, said Qi Sun, from Harvard T H Chan School of Public Heath in the US.
There has been so little authoritative research investigating the further role that preparing meals at home may play in altering the risks of developing diabetes and/or obesity.
Home Made Food
Sun and his colleagues employed a large prospective data that sets in which US health professionals – both women and men – were also followed-up for long periods, with a rigorous collection of data on health indicators, which included self-reported information on occurrence of diabetes and eating habits.
The results were then corrected for various known factors that could be affecting the dining habits, including marital status. The study has analyzed 2.1 million years of the follow-up data.
The findings has indicated that people who are reportedly consuming 5-7 evening meals prepared at home during a span of a week had a 15 per cent lower risk of type 2 diabetes than to those who consumed 2 such meals or fewer in a week.
A smaller, but has a statistically significant, that reduction was apparent for those who have reported consuming more midday meals prepared at home, researchers said.
This research was published in the journal PLOS Medicine.