High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk, Even Without Obesity

This new study removed weight as a factor, and still found that every daily serving of sugar-sweetened beverages increases any person’s risk of type 2 diabetes by 13 percent over 10 years.

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Daily sugary drink tied to 13 percent increased risk over a decade, study finds.

Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals.

Until now, health experts have thought that sugary drinks and type 2 diabetes were linked because sugar promotes weight gain, and body fat contributes to insulin resistance, which precedes diabetes.

But this new study removed weight as a factor, and still found that every daily serving of sugar-sweetened beverages increases any person’s risk of type 2 diabetes by 13 percent over 10 years.

If this is correct, sugary drinks could lead to 2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes in the United States between 2010 and 2020, the researchers reported in the July 22 online edition of the BMJ.

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3 responses to “High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk, Even Without Obesity

  1. American Beverage Association, ABA Communications

    Due to the fact that these were not clinical trials, the findings cannot be read as proving a direct link between sugary drinks and type 2 diabetes. Even so, our industry is committed to being part of real solutions to public health challenges. We are helping people manage their calorie and sugar intake by providing a wide range of beverage options, a variety of package sizes and clear, easy-to-read information to help them make the choice that’s right for them. In addition, through efforts such as the Balance Calories Initiative our member companies are working toward a common goal of reducing beverage calories in the American diet by 20 percent by 2025.
    -American Beverage Association

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  2. Yes soda can be bad. If thats all you drink day in day out. So is everything else. It wont hurt you if it is done in moderation. We navajos really dont care when is enough.Will power or ignorance?

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