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Researchers at the St. Michael's Hospital and Toronto University in Canada recently conducted a study published in the British Medical Journal to determine how many different dietary foods affect the blood glucose level.
To do this, they are examining 155 previous studies on the subject. Ratings estimate people with and without diabetes up to 12 weeks.
After the analysis of the results, they found the most dishes that naturally contain fructose sugars, such as vegetables, fruits and natural fruit juice, do not affect the blood glucose level. However, foods with added glucose, such as soft drinks, breakfast cereals, pastries and sweets, have harmful effects.
The team said that foods adding excess "poor" nutritional energy to the diet, especially sweetened drinks, could be particularly harmful.
"These findings can help guide recommendations for important fructose food sources in the prevention and management of diabetes," lead author John Sivenpener said in a statement. "But the level of evidence is low and more quality studies are needed."
Analysts have recognized some limitations, including large samples, short monitoring periods, and a limited variety of foods. But they did not notice that their research was profound and thorough.
Scientists now hope to continue their research and will require more health care providers "to be aware that the harmful effects of fructose sugars on blood glucose appear to be mediated by energy and a source of food."
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