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Study Finds Fruit Decrease Likelihood of Diabetes Development

Bloomberg News reports that a study in BMJ has found that certain fruits may be associated with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. The longitudinal study followed 66,105 women from the Nurses’ Health Study, 85,104 women from the Nurses’ Health Study II, and 36,173 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up study, all of whom were diabetes-free at the start of the study. At the time of follow-up, people who had been drinking fruit juices were significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, whereas those who ate fruit were less likely. Specifically, those who ate apples, blueberries, and grapes were the least likely to develop type 2 diabetes, suggesting preventative properties of these fruits.

Read the article in Bloomberg News.

Read the study in BMJ.