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Effects Of Natural Honey Consumption In Diabetic Patients: An 8-week Randomized Clinical Trial.

Abstract OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effect of natural honey on body weight and some blood biochemical indices of diabetic subjects. METHODS: Forty-eight diabetic type 2 patients were randomly assigned into two groups: the honey group received oral natural honey for 8 weeks, and the control group did not take honey. Before the onset of the study (week 0) and after 8 weeks, weight measurements were taken and fasting blood samples were drawn. RESULTS: After adjustment for the baseline values, there were no significant differences in the fasting blood sugars between the two groups. Body weight, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and triglyceride decreased (P = 0.000), and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol increased significantly (P < 0.01) in honey group. The levels of hemoglobin A(1C) increased significantly in this group (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: The results of this study demonstrate that 8-week consumption of honey can provide beneficial effects on body weight and blood lipids of diabetic patients. However, since an increase in the hemoglobin A(1C) levels was observed, cautious consumption of this food by diabetic patients is recommended. Continue reading >>

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    Can honey cause diabetes?

    No.
    there is NO food that causes diabetes. Not even sugar.
    Diabetes has two causes:
    1) You body "rejects" the pancreas. This is an inherited autoimmune disease, like rheumatoid arthritis.. It is NOT caused by food, and it is not communicable. This is called Type 1 Diabetes
    2) You are overweight. This is called Type 2 Diabetes.
    Now, honey is almost pure sugar (about 85%) with a little water added (about 15%). Honey is a BAD FOOD for a person that IS diabetic.
    Eating too much honey WILL cause you to gain weight, and possibly become overweight. THEN you might get Type 2 Diabetes.
    But so long as you otherwise control your diet and maintain a "normal" weight based on your height, then you should not have any trouble eating honey IN MODERATE AMOUNTS.

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