Water Dissolves Diabetes Risk


Water Dissolves Diabetes Risk. Healthy Living Magazine

Water Dissolves Diabetes Risk. Healthy Living Magazine

Just remember once a day to drink a glass of cool water to stave off diabetes risk, according to doctors writing in Diabetologia.

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Their study used records of more than 25,000 men and women aged 40-79 years living in Norfolk, UK and found that replacing daily consumption of one serving of a sugary drink with either water or unsweetened tea or coffee can lower the risk of developing diabetes by 14% to 25%.

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And according to the study, each 5% increase of a person’s total energy intake derived from soft drinks increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 18%.

“The good news is that our study provides evidence that replacing a daily serving of a sugary soft drink or sugary milk drink with water or unsweetened tea or coffee can help to cut the risk of diabetes, offering practical suggestions for healthy alternative drinks,” says Dr Nita Forouhi, of the University of Cambridge, UK.

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ReferenceForouhi NG, et al. Prospective associations and population impact of sweet beverage intake and type 2 diabetes, and effects of substitutions with alternative beverages. Diabetologia, April 2015 DOI: 10.1007/ s00125-015-3572-1
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