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

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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