Getting the edge on type 2 diabetes could be as easy as making sure you are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.  The latest study of British adults shows that people who were making a large variety of choices when picking fruits and vegetables were linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

The study found that getting a wide range of fruits and vegetables could, in the future, could cut your chances of developing diabetes.  Basically, the study found that participants who had the largest amounts of produce in their diet, were able to lower their chance of getting the disease over an eleven year time frame.

The research was conducted at the Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge. They believe when you vary the kinds of fruits and veggies you consume, then you also vary the kinds of vitamins and minerals you are consuming.   The Institute says doing so is likely to offer cells protection from damage linked to chronic diseases such as diabetes.

The full study has been published in the journal "Diabetes Care."