A new research suggests certain fruits may be particularly favorable in lowering the risk of getting diabetes. Of over 180,000 participants in a longitudinal study, researchers found that people who ate certain fruits were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
On the other hand, people who drank a serving or more of fruit juice on a daily basis increased their risk of getting diabetes, up to 21 percent higher than the other research subjects did.
Lowering the risk of getting diabetes
Here is one of the news releases from the Harvard School of Public Health pertaining to this recent study:
"Our findings provide novel evidence suggesting that certain fruits may be especially beneficial for lowering diabetes risk."
One of the findings of this research was that people who ate blueberries, apples, and grapes, at least twice a week, were 23 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who ate them no more than once a month.
An additional finding of this study is that people who drank a serving of fruit juice on a daily basis increased their risk of getting diabetes by up to 21 percent.
This recent study does not prove that eating whole fruits on a daily basis will lower the risk of getting diabetes. Maybe something else took place in the lives of the people who participated in this research. That is, maybe they had a different lifestyle compared to the other participates—a lifestyle that also helped in lowering the risk of getting diabetes.
Nonetheless, the study further substantiates that eating whole fruits, and reducing fruit juice consumption, is a healthy way to help in preventing getting this disease. Additional studies on diabetes prevention are anticipated.
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