Women with a high dietary acid load — typically associated with eating lots of protein but few vegetables — had a 56% higher risk for type 2 diabetes than women in the lowest quartile for dietary acid load, in a new analysis of the Étude epidémiologique auprès des femmes de la Mutuelle Générale de l’Education Nationale — European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (E3N-EPIC) study.
“A diet rich in animal protein may favor net acid intake, while most fruits and vegetables form alkaline precursors that neutralize the acidity. Contrary to what is generally believed, most fruits — even lemons and oranges — actually reduce dietary acid load once the body has processed them,” say the authors, led by Guy Fagherazzi, PhD, from Gustave Roussy Institute in Villejuif, France, in a press release.
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Source: by Janis C. Kelly for Medscape Medical News at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/814347?nlid=38664_1885&src=wnl_edit_dail&uac=146330HN