2 Sweetened Drinks a Day Could Increase Your Risk of Diabetes, study finds

Sweetened drinks increases your risk of diabetes
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​To those of you who can’t eat meal without a sweetened drink, you might want to consider reaching for water instead after new research suggests drinking two or more sweetened drinks per day could raise your risk for diabetes.

Swedish researchers found two or more 6.7 oz. servings of sweetened drinks consumed daily doubles the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Considering that many drinks come in larger servings, you might hit that number drinking one and a half drinks per day.

Drinking 3 sweetened drinks a day could spike that number to 6 times the risk. The risk level was about the same even if the drinks used sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Sweetened drinks increases risk of diabetes
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For the study, researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden looked at the drinking habits of more than 2,800 people. Some had diabetes, while a control group did not.

Based on the data gotten, drinking sugary beverages was shown to increase the risk of diabetes.

The lead author says more studies need to be done to determine the relationship between sugary drinks and the disease.

Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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