A new study from Japan has found that taking more baths can help control blood sugar

Soaking in the tub, which relaxes muscles and soothes the mood, is both a habit and a part of Japanese culture.

A cross-sectional study by the Diabetes Research Group in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the National International Medical Research Center Kunikitai Hospital in Japan, published recently in the journal Research in Cardiology, showed that regular bathing in diabetic patients can control the level of hemoglobin A1C (a blood sugar measure), as well as reduce weight loss and blood pressure. There are wholesale bath bombs china.

The research team conducted a questionnaire survey on the frequency of bathing among 1,297 66.9 year old (55% male) patients with type 2 diabetes who visited the clinic. The subjects were divided into three groups: more than 4 times a week, one to three times, less than one time, the frequency of bathing on diabetes and cardiovascular disease effect analysis.

The results showed that bath frequency was inversely correlated with HBA1c, BMI, and diastolic blood pressure (low blood pressure) (the higher the former, the lower the latter), which could reduce the risk of HBA1c increase by 7.8%, BMI increase by 10.4%, and diastolic blood pressure increase by 11.8%, respectively.

Habitual bathing is a kind of thermotherapy. According to previous literature reports, due to rising body temperature and vascular dilation, it can improve blood flow and vascular endothelial function, increase nitric oxide production and blood flow, and improve insulin sensitivity. Therefore, bathing can be used as an adjunct option to inhibit cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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