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Fresh fruit lowers type 2 diabetes risk

31 Aug 2013

Eating more fresh fruit can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes while drinking more fruit juice, on the other hand, will produce the reverse effect. A study conducted by researchers from Britain, US and Singapore found that people who consumed at least two servings of whole fruits like blueberries, grapes and apples, reduced their type 2 diabetes risk by up to 23 per cent.However, those who drank one or more servings of fruit juice each month increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 21 per cent.

Associate Professor Rob van Dam from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, one of the researchers who collaborated on the study, said that fruit juices contain plenty of sugar and lack benefits like fibre and vitamins.

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