Fresh Fruit Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes Complications



Author:  Diane Fennell


Higher consumption of fresh fruit is associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications, according to a new Chinese study. Approximately 30.3 million people in the United States and 113.9 million people in China have diabetes, with millions more at risk of developing the condition.

The health benefits of fresh fruits, which provide significant amounts of essential vitamins and minerals, are well established, and include a possible reduction in the risk of conditions such as heart disease, certain types of cancer, obesity, and kidney stones. However, because of its sugar content, questions have remained about the long-term affect of fruit on people with and at risk for diabetes. To evaluate the impact of fresh fruit consumption (defined to exclude canned, dried, or other processed fruits and fruit juices) in these groups, researchers from the University of Oxford recruited more than 500,000 people from 2004–2008 enrolled in the […]


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Last modified: June 12, 2019

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