Sodas and Sugar-sweetened Beverages

Sodas and Other Sugar-sweetened Beverages Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A new study has found that regular consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with a clear and consistently greater risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Consumption of sugary drinks have shown consistent associations with weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. ( high blood pressure and excess body fat around the waist, that increase the risk of coronary artery disease, stroke and diabetes.)

Findings show that drinking one to two sugary drinks per day increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 26% and the risk of metabolic syndrome by 20% .

Advice: limit sugar-sweetened beverages and replace them with healthy alternatives, such as water, to reduce risk of diabetes as well as obesity, gout, tooth decay, and cardiovascular disease.

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