Hot baths can be used to prevent type 2 diabetes. This conclusion was made by Japanese scientists after the study.
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The results of scientific work are planned to be presented to the public at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Japanese scientists studied questionnaires of more than 1,200 patients with diagnosed type 2 diabetes who were undergoing outpatient treatment at Konodai Hospital. In the course of analyzing the data, scientists investigated how the frequency of taking hot baths affects blood counts. As a result, the patients were divided into 3 groups depending on the regularity of this procedure.
It turned out that the average frequency of bathing in patients was 4.2 times with a duration of 16 minutes. The procedure contributed to a decrease in body weight and a decrease in waist circumference, helped to lower blood pressure and the level of glycated hemoglobin. According to the results of the study, the scientists concluded that the daily exposure to hot water in the tub with a hydromassage in patients with diabetes decreased the risk of cardiovascular disease.