Women and Children Who Drink Soda Have a Higher Risk of Developing Diabetes
Soda contains a large amount of high-fructose corn syrup. In laboratory tests researchers found that, high-fructose corn syrup has compounds that can trigger cell and tissue damage that can cause diabetes to develop especially in women and children.
The compound in question is called reactive carbonyls. Researchers believe that the compounds mix with the fructose, glucose molecules cause tissue damage, and cause them to be “unbound” this is what causes the problem.
They have also discovered that fruit drinks and tea only have approximately one-third of the amount of the reactive carbonyl compared to soda and even diet soda.
In order to help prevent the development of diabetes in women and children they should drink non-carbonadoed beverages that contain little to no high-fructose corn syrup. Especially if they are at a high risk for developing diabetes. If they are not then they should still limit the amount of soda they consume to prevent possible problems in the future.