"Acid" Water and Diabetes

OCTOBER 01, 2002

Research published in the September 2002 issue of Diabetes Care found that children who regularly drank water with a pH between 6.2 and 6.9 were nearly 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. (A pH of 7 is neutral, so the lower the number the higher the acidity.)

The study?s authors say that the water itself is unlikely to be the cause, but it may be a marker for some other factor. They suggest that perhaps the acidity level leaches minerals out of the soil or plumbing fixtures. Alternatively, the water may provide an environment for bacteria or viruses to grow, which could in turn trigger diabetes. The only conclusion is that more research needs to be done on this intriguing finding.



SHARE THIS SHARE THIS
0
 

The Oncology Care Pharmacist in Health-System Pharmacy 
According to the National Cancer Institute, almost 40% of men and women will be given a diagnosis of some form of cancer in their lifetime.


 

Pharmacy Times Strategic Alliance
 

Conference Coverage
News from the year's biggest meetings


Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs


 

SIGN UP FOR THE PHARMACY TIMES NEWSLETTER
Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.