Can you prevent Diabetes by drinking water? A study in Reuter’s medical news reported in medscape tried to find out the reason for this. They noted a 10% increase in diabetes over 12 years in women for every cup of sugary beverage they consumed every day. By substituting a cup of water for a cup of sugary beverage, they lowered their incidence of developing diabetes by 7% for each cup substituted. They concluded water provided hydration but did not prevent diabetes. People who drank more water also drank fewer cups of sugary beverages and by decreasing their consumption of the harmful sugary beverages lowered their incidence of developing diabetes. Other studies have shown that people who drink more water lower their craving for carbohydrates.
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