The US scientists have found that fruit juice can add to the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. They found that the women who take a glass of juice a day, runs the risk of the disease by nearly 18 per cent. The researchers are not sure of the about the result in men as the study employed only women candidate. Yet researchers found eating whole fruits instead actually reduced the risk of diabetes.
The study suggests that natural sugar in fruit such as oranges can have a potentially damaging effect when consumed in juice. The sugar in fruit juice gets absorbed very quickly through the stomach, causing a surge in blood sugar levels. But when eating fruit instead, this rapid absorption is slowed down by the fibres that take longer for the stomach to digest. The researchers have suggested that three servings of fruit a day reduced the risk by 18 per cent but just one serving of fruit juice increased the risk by the same amount.
In a report on their findings, the researchers said:
“Consumption of fruit juices may be associated with an increased hazard among women.”