Plain Water May Lower Risk Of Diabetes

1 | Mar | 2012
We Talk Medicine

Women who choose plain water over sweet fizzy drinks or fruit juice have a lower risk of developing diabetes, a new study has revealed. According to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, replacing sweet drinks with water could help stave off the metabolic disorder, but adding water to the sugary beverages a person consumes throughout the day won’t make a difference.The results are based on the drinking habits of 83,000 women followed for more than a decade. It is well established that sugary beverages are bad for diabetes risk. People have recommended drinking plain water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages, he said, “and the question is whether this kind of substitution has any impact on diabetes”.

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