If you like spinach salad, I've got good news. Eating spinach (or any other type of green leafy vegetables) decreases the likelihood that you'll develop blood sugar problems down the road.

That's according to a new study from the UK.

Researchers analyzed data from six different previously published studies involving more than 200,000 men and women. They found that type-2 diabetes isn't tied exclusively to sugar intake. In fact, participants with the greatest intake of green leafy vegetables cut their type-2 diabetes risk by about 15 percent.

According to Melanie Davies, the study's lead researcher, "The results support the growing body of evidence that lifestyle modification is an important factor in the prevention of type 2 diabetes."

Gee, ya' think?

Well, Dr. Davies may be a little slow coming to the table. But at least it's another solid study reaffirming what we've always known: What you eat affects your health.

So just keep doing what you're doing. Eat green leafy vegetables every day. Stay away from the sweet stuff. And your blood sugar won't ever become an issue.