Monday, August 11, 2008
DIABETES MONDAY~FACT #17~FRUIT & VEGGIES???
I came across this snippet of an article the other day and thought you all might be interested:
Fruit Reduces Diabetes Risk
Taken from August - 5 - 2008 News summaries © 2008 Information, Inc
A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that eating more fruits and vegetables may decrease the risk of diabetes. The study indicates that a higher plasma vitamin C level and, to a lesser degree, fruit and vegetable intake, were linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The findings were based on a 12-year population cohort study involving more than 21,000 individuals in Norfolk, England, between 40 and 75 years of age. The average age of the participants was 58.
The data indicated that the risk of developing diabetes was 62 percent lower for those in the top fifth of the population sample compared to those in the bottom fifth. A similar but weaker inverse association was discovered with the consumption of fruits and vegetables and the risk of diabetes. "Because fruit and vegetables are the main sources of vitamin C, the findings suggest that eating even a small quantity of fruit and vegetables may be beneficial and that the protection against diabetes increases progressively with the quantity of fruit and vegetables consumed," according to the study authors.
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