Eating certain whole fruits may lead to a decreased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to the results of three combined longitudinal cohort studies. However, fruit juice consumption seems to up the risk for diabetes, according to Isao Muraki, PhD, MD, and colleagues from the Department of nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and reported in an article published online August 29 in the British Medical Journal. The researchers found that three servings a week of these fruits were closely associated with reduced risk: blueberries, grapes and raisins, apples and pears, bananas, and grapefruit. Conversely, intake of cantaloupe was associated with an increased risk for diabetes. Fruit juice was linked to a high glycemic load and an increased risk. I have to watch my fruit sugars because diabetes runs rampant on my mother’s side of the family, so this info is helpful to me-I hope it is to you too.
Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.