Fruit Juice Associated With Greater Risk of Diabetes in Women, Study Finds
Posted Oct 02 2008 3:12pm
Note from Connie: While working on my book SUGAR SHOCK!, researchers told me that eating whole fruits was preferable to drinking fruit juice. Now comes a study inDiabetes Care, which finds that just one one additional serving of fruit juice daily may increase a woman's risk of getting diabetes. Jennifer brings you the info.
Interestingly, the USDA says people can consume 100% fruit juice (orange, grapefruit, or apple) to meet their recommended daily allowance for fruits, Dr. Bazzano and her co-authors note. But that doesn't seem like such a great idea, given this study's findings.
On the positive side, Dr. Bazzano and her colleagues found that eating three additional servings of fresh fruit or one extra serving of leafy green vegetables daily was linked with a lower risk of diabetes.