Posted at 4:46 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel MD, MBA, MS.
Are fruits good or bad?
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Physicians as well as patients are often confused about the role of fruits and fruit juices on their diet. Patients sometimes ask whether they should avoid some fruits that could be associated with diabetes. Is it good or bad in with respect to development and management of diabetes? Muraki, I et al, (BMJ 2013;347:f5001) shed light on the role of fruits and its association of the risk of developing type II diabetes. In their follow-up of thousands of men and women Muraki et al, found that the association of type two diabetes “differed significantly among individual fruits.” The authors state that increased consumption of blueberries, grapes, and apples are associated with a lower risk for type two diabetes. The authors caution that higher intake of fruit juices is associated with higher risk for diabetes.