Sugary Drinks Greatly Increase Risk of Diabetes
A new study shows that drinking soda and sugar-sweetened drinks can increase the risk of diabetes by over 25%:
"For those who’re concerned about their health, a new research study quantifies the risk of developing diabetes associated with consuming soft drinks and sugar-sweetened drinks such as fruit drinks, iced tea, energy drinks, and vitamin water.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston published the results of their meta-analysis or review study in the journal, Diabetes Care . Though regular consumption of these beverages has already been associated with weight gain and an increased risk of obesity, the role of sugar-sweetened beverages in the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes and the metabolic syndrome has not been previously quantified."