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Drinking Plain Water can Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

by Kathy Jones on  June 4, 2012 at 9:20 PM Diabetes News   - G J E 4
A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health has found that the risk of type 2 diabetes can be reduced by almost 8 percent by drinking plain water instead of sweet fizzy drinks or fruit juice.
 Drinking Plain Water can Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Drinking Plain Water can Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
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The researchers collected data about the drinking habits of nearly 83,000 women who took part in the Nurses Health Study over a 12-year period and found that replacing just one glass of fruit juice or fizzy drink with plain water could reduce diabetes risk by 7 to 8 percent.

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"People have recommended drinking plain water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. And the question is whether this kind of substitution has any impact on diabetes. Because diabetes is so prevalent in our society, even 7 or 8 per cent reduction in diabetes risk is quite substantial in terms of the population", lead researcher Frank Hu said.


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