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Eating fruits daily.. the password to reduce the risk of diabetes

A recent study confirmed that people who consume two servings of fruit per day have a 36% lower odds of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to those who consume less than half a serving, and the study was published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

According to Medical Xpress, diabetes is a disease in which there is a lot of sugar in the bloodstream, and it constitutes a huge burden on public health, and there are approximately 463 million adults worldwide suffering from diabetes in 2019, and by the In 2045 this number is expected to rise to 700 million, and it is estimated that 374 million people are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease.

"We found that people who ate about two servings of fruit per day had a 36% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next five years than those who ate about two servings of fruit per day," said study author Nicolas Bondono, PhD, of the Edith Cowan University Institute for Nutrition Research in Perth, Australia. They ate less than half a serving of fruit per day," he said, explaining that the findings suggest that a healthy diet and lifestyle that includes consuming whole fruits is a great strategy for reducing diabetes risk.

Researchers studied data from 7,675 participants from the Baker Heart Institute's Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study who provided information about their fruit juice intake through a food frequency questionnaire, and found that participants who ate more whole fruit had a 36% lower odds of developing diabetes in the next year. five years.

The researchers found an association between fruit intake and markers of insulin sensitivity, meaning that people who ate more fruit had to produce less insulin to lower blood sugar levels.

High levels of circulating insulin (hyperinsulinemia) can damage blood vessels and are not only linked to diabetes but also to high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease, Bondono said.