New York: People who drink less than a couple of glasses of water each day may be more likely to develop abnormally high blood sugar, a new study suggests.When someone`s blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to fit the definition of diabetes, doctors often consider that person to have "pre-diabetes" -- which puts them at risk of developing the disease itself.In the new study, adults who drank only half a liter of water -- about two glasses -- or less each day were more likely to develop blood sugar levels in the pre-diabetes range, versus people who drank more water.But whether simply drinking water will cut your risk of blood sugar problems is still up in the air.The findings show a correlation between water intake and blood sugar, but do not prove cause-and-effect, said senior researcher Lise Bankir, of the French national research institute INSERM.Still, it is plausible based on biology, Bankir told Reuters Health in an email.A hormone called vasopressin is the potential missing link, according to the researchers.Vasopressin -- also known as antidiuretic hormone -- helps regulate the body`s water retention. When we are dehydrated, vasopressin levels go up, causing the kidneys to conserve water. But research suggests that higher vasopressin levels may also elevate blood sugar.
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