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Higher consumption of fresh fruit was associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes and reduced occurrence of complications in people with diabetes, according to University of Oxford researchers. Over seven years, of the nearly 500,000 Chinese participants, those who reported the highest consumption of fresh fruit had a 12 percent reduced risk of developing diabetes over five years compared to those who never or rarely consumed fresh fruit. In people with diabetes, higher fruit intake was linked to a lower risk of mortality, about a 17 percent reduced risk over five years, along with 13-28 percent lower risk of diabetes-related complications.

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