Acidic foods are prone to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes

At the International Diabetes Federation conference in Melbourne, Australia, Guy Fagherazzi of the Gustave Roussy Institute published a study that said that according to a 14-year follow-up survey of French women, about 66,000 people, eating foods with high acidity The risk of diabetes in the group increased by about 60%. Details of the study were published in the American Journal of Diabetes (electronic version) on November 14.

Great impact on non-obese people

Fagherazzi said that their team conducted a follow-up survey from 1993 to 2007 with 66,485 French women. At the beginning of the study, based on the content registered by the participants themselves, the ratio of acidity and alkalinity was calculated and two scores were obtained, on the basis of which the risk of diabetes was discussed.

The calculations found that the higher the two scores (ie, the stronger the acidity), the greater the risk of diabetes. After dividing the score into four groups, the group with the highest score had the risk of diabetes with the lowest score of about 1.6. Times.

In addition, from the BMI index, obesity (BMI>25) population risk of diabetes due to acidic foods is 1.28 times, people with light weight or normal weight (BMI<25) risk of diabetes due to acidic foods is 1.96 times . It can be seen that the acidity of food has a greater negative impact on non-obese people.

According to the results of research, Fagherazzi believes that the acidity and alkalinity of the diet is closely related to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. He said that in the recommendation of diet, you should not only recommend specific foods, but should recommend a diet with balanced pH for the body’s constitution. In addition, cereals such as meat, fish and eggs, and rice are considered to be acidic foods.