Cutting Fruit Isn’t Found to Aid Weight Loss
Some suspect that fruit’s sweetness may be a problem for people with diabetes, but scientists found no benefit to fruit restriction in those with type 2. In the study, 63 men and women with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes were put into two groups that received the same nutrition advice, except about fruit. Members of the first group were asked by their doctors to eat at least two pieces of fruit each day while the second group was asked to eat no more than two pieces per day. Patients followed doctors’ orders, with the first group eating more than twice as much fruit as the second group. By the end of 12 weeks, both groups had lowered blood glucose levels and body weight by the same amount on average, suggesting that people with type 2 can include fruit as part of a healthy diet.
Source: Nutrition Journal, March 5, 2013