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Soaking in hot water can help lower your blood sugar: Study

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 16, 2018, 5:38 pm IST
Updated Nov 16, 2018, 5:38 pm IST
Here is what a new study has found.
Soaking in hot water can help lower your blood sugar. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Soaking in hot water can help lower your blood sugar. (Photo: Pixabay)

A soak in hot water can help lower your blood sugar, the Daily Mail reported.

New research has found it releases a chemical that combats inflammation and lowers blood sugar levels.

 

For the study, Loughborough University researchers examined ten overweight men after they either rested or took a bath (38°C).

"Results showed that just one hot bath raises levels of the inflammatory chemical IL-6 in the bloodstream," the report stated.

According to the report, researchers believe a bath could "improve aspects of the inflammatory profile and enhance glucose metabolism in sedentary, overweight males".

The study was originally published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. 

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