Blueberries, pipfruit fight diabetes

03/19/2012 01:01:00 PM
Andy Nelson

Blueberries, apples and pears can cut the risk of diabetes, according to a recent study.

Flavonoids, a class of metabolites found in plants, were found to be “significantly associated” with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Blueberries, apples and pears were the three foods singled out in the study’s abstract for their ability to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Consumption of more than two servings per week of blueberries and more than five servings per week of apples and pears were found to reduce the risk, according to the study.



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