Intake of fruit & vegetables and diabetes

This research has been done to find an association between fruit, vegetables and fruit juice and type 2 diabetes.

This article has been published in het ‘American Diabetes Association’ and the research says that Fruit and vegetables may decreases the risk of diabetes.

How

71.346 women (that) who did not suffer from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes had participated for 18 year of the research. During this period they were asked questions about their food choices.

Results

At the end of the study there were 4.529 cases of diabetes documented.

An increase of fruit consumption (3 portion a day) is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes.

An increase of one serving of vegetables a day is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes.

An increase in drinking fruit juice is associated with an increased risk of diabetes.

Conclusion

Consumption of fruit and vegetables may be associated with a lower risk of diabetes. While drinking fruit juice may be associated with an increased risk of diabetes.

Importance

Diabetes is becoming more a common disease. Diet plays a major role in prevention of diabetes. Preventing is better then curing, that is why dietary adjustments are very important to reduce your chances of getting diabetes. Eating fruit & vegetables are extremely important for your health.

Source

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2453647/

Research conducted by:

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology, Tulane Universtiy School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Department of Epidemiology, Havard School of Public Health
Deperments of utrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

The Researchers:

Lydia A. Bazzano
Tricia Y. Li
Kamudi J. Joshipura
Frank B. Hu

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