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From London, England:

I have been told by a friend who has diabetes that excessive intake of fruit juice can lead to type 2 diabetes. Is this only because of the increased risk associated with weight gain or can the fruit juice itself cause diabetes?


It's a complicated question, but the quick version is that fruit juice has a lot of fast acting carbohydrates, so, if you drink a lot of it, you can gain weight and you need to make a lot of insulin quickly to take care of it. If you are high risk for diabetes, this could put you over the edge.


Original posting 11 Nov 2005
Posted to Type 2


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