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Type 2 Diabetics Lose Weight After Switching From Diet Soda To Water

October 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A study involving obese women with type 2 diabetes found that those who substituted water for diet beverages after lunch for six months lost more weight than those who stuck to diet drinks. The 81 overweight and obese women were divided into two groups, one of which continued to drink diet beverages. The women who substituted water for diet soda lost 6.40 kg (compared to 5.25 kg) and experienced a greater decrease in BMI (2.49 kg/m2 compared to 2.06 kgm2). Other benefits from drinking water: greater improvements in fasting blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity.
Ameneh Madjd et al., "Beneficial effects of replacing diet beverages with water on type 2 diabetic obese women following a hypo-energetic diet: A randomized, 24-week clinical trial. ", Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, October 26, 2016, © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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