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Diabetes Forecast

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Certain Fruits May Lower Type 2 Risk

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Not all fruits are created equal, scientists say. An analysis of thousands of people’s eating habits found that those who ate at least three servings per week of apples, blueberries, or grapes were at lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes than those who ate less of the fruits. In contrast, cantaloupe or fruit juice consumption was associated with an increased risk for type 2. The links between different fruits and diabetes were not related to their glycemic load, a measure of how quickly a food raises blood glucose levels after consumption. More research is needed to identify which fruit components may help fight diabetes.
Source: BMJ, Aug. 28, 2013

 
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