Study links food prices, glucose rates in diabetes patients

02/16/2014 | DoctorsLounge.com

Price increases for healthy foods and decreases for sugar-laden products both coincide with higher blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes patients, especially in low-income individuals, a study indicated. Researchers also found that patients' fasting blood glucose rose about 20 milligrams per deciliter for every 10-cent increase in produce costs. The findings appear in the American Journal of Public Health.

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