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Eating more fruits and vegetables may cut diabetes risk

Posted On: June 4, 2011

Washington, June 2 (ANI): After a 20-year study, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have concluded that fruits and vegetables had a demonstratively positive, protective effect against diabetes.

"A healthy diet including fruits and vegetables could help prevent diabetes from ever occurring. The higher levels of fruit and vegetable consumption might decrease the risk of diabetes in adults, particularly women," said the researchers.

The average daily intake of fruits and vegetables as well as the number of participants consuming five or more fruits and vegetables per day was lower among the participants who developed diabetes than among the participants in the study who remained free of this disease.

The investigators determined that these results suggest that fruit and vegetable consumption may decrease the risk for diabetes."

Fruit is an excellent food. It satisfies our natural urges for something sweet. Pre-diabetics and diabetics would benefit from eating more fresh, raw fruits and vegetables and less refined carbohydrates, in any form.

The study was reported in Preventive Medicine. (ANI)

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