Thursday, April 24, 2008

fruit juices = increased hazard of diabetes

"April 11, 2008 — Consumption of green leafy vegetables and fruit was associated with a lower hazard of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), whereas consumption of fruit juices may be associated with an increased hazard of diabetes among women." Nobody will doubt the first part of the statement. But the second part, highlighted by me, is surprising. The study does not offer an explanation or hypothesis.

"They advise caution in replacing some beverages with fruit juices in an attempt to provide healthier options and in classifying 100% fruit juice as a serving of fruit."