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Study Links Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks to Diabetes Risk

by Thilaka Ravi on  October 28, 2010 at 2:11 PM Diabetes News   - G J E 4
A new study reveals 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.
 Study Links Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks to Diabetes Risk
Study Links Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks to Diabetes Risk
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According to the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers, the study provides empirical evidence that intake of sugary beverages should be limited to reduce risk of these conditions.

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This study is the first meta-analysis to quantitatively review the evidence linking sugar-sweetened beverages with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

The researchers, led by Vasanti Malik and senior author Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at HSPH, did a meta-analysis that pooled 11 studies that examined the association between sugar-sweetened beverages and those conditions.

The findings showed that drinking one to two sugary drinks per day increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by 26pc and the risk of metabolic syndrome by 20pc compared with those who consumed less than one sugary drink per month.

Drinking one 12-ounce serving per day increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by about 15pc.

The study appears online October 27, 2010, in the journal Diabetes Care and will appear in the November print edition.

Source: ANI
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