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Monday, July 4, 2011

Drinking Water Can Prevent High Blood Sugar Levels

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Health-Net: High blood sugar levels can be dangerous and a risk factor for several diseases. But the study found that consuming enough water can prevent high blood sugar levels.

Researchers from France reported to consume as much as 8 glasses of water a day may protect against high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) by 21 percent compared with people who consume little water.

The study involved 3615 men and women who have normal blood sugar levels at the beginning of the study. Analysis of these studies also takes into account other factors that could affect the risk of high blood sugar levels such as gender, age, weight, physical activity and diet.

The results of this study could be another reason for people to drink plenty of water, said researcher Ronan Roussel, MD, PhD, as professor of medicine at the Hospital Bichat in Paris, as quoted by WebMD on Monday July 4, 2011.

Roussel noted that these conditions showed an association between the hormone vasopressin (which regulates water in the body) with diabetes. It is estimated that the role of this hormone which can help reduce the risk of high blood sugar levels.

Someone who has high blood sugar levels does not generally cause any symptoms. But usually the higher the blood sugar levels, then the person will feel thirst and more frequent urge to urinate.

If not handled properly, high blood sugar levels can damage the tissue that serves the function of beta cells release insulin and cause blood vessels to stress that over time can lead to hardening of the arteries.

High blood sugar levels can pose a risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. These findings have been reported in the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association.

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