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Eating Strawberries Can Decrease Your Risk of Developing Diabetes

June 23, 2015
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New research recently unveiled at the American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions looked at the association between eating strawberries and the risk of developing diabetes. Harvard University researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined data from the Women’s Health Study, which included over 37,000 nondiabetic middle-aged women.  At the start of the study, the women reported how often they ate strawberries: 25 percent rarely or never, 43 percent 1-3 servings each month, 25 percent 1 serving per week, and 7 percent fewer than 2 servings weekly. The study followed up with the women over 14 years later and found that over 2,900 of these women developed diabetes. Compared to women who rarely or never ate strawberries, those who ate strawberries at least once month had a lower risk of developing diabetes.

Further, researchers were able to look at the women’s hemoglobin A1c, a marker for high blood sugar and ultimately diabetes. Researchers found that women who ate more strawberries were less likely to have a higher hemoglobin A1c (at or above 6%), lowering their risk of diabetes. Harvard researcher Howard Sesso, ScD, MPH, who presented the results, said, “We found that eating even a modest amount of strawberries on a weekly basis was associated with a decreased risk of developing diabetes.”

Link to abstract.

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