Sugary drinks linked to type two diabetes

8 May 2013

Soda drinkers beware: just one could increase your risk of type two diabetes by 22 per cent. All it takes is a 12 ounce serving to increase the body’s resistance to insulin and trigger weight gain.

Full-sugar soft drinks may be contributing to Britain’s epidemic of type two diabetes. At the moment, about five per cent of the population are affected by the condition. Diagnoses hit three million this year, an all time high.

Sugary drinks may be causing widespread diabetes development, as scientists have found a clear link between sweetened drinks and insulin resistance. Pure fruit juice and nectar beverages do not have the same harmful effect that soda does.

In addition to soda consumption, excessive weight, sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits are key factors in type two diabetes development. To minimise your chances of developing type two diabetes, shed excess pounds. If you’re worried you might be affected, consider having a diabetes test to put your mind at rest.

Posted by Edward Bartel

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