Sugary drinks are delicious and go well with all the junk food out there. We love the sweet taste of soda drinks on our sugar craving mouths once in a while and we surely love it when we watch a movie next to our favorite sugary drink and a box of popcorn. The fact that sugary drinks are bad for health is not necessarily new, as lots of experiments have been conducted for this matter and all of them have reached the same conclusion: if you want to have a healthy life, water and natural drinks are good to go. Other types of drinks are a no no, because they are filled with sugar and other chemicals that heighten cholesterol levels and make us fat.
A recent study projects some heavy numbers for what was already speculated in the past: sugary drinks boost risk to develop diabetes. The new research is one of the most extensive performed for this potential truth and it has gathered together a team of scientists from the University of Cambridge, who have embarked on a mission to put the “diabetes” stamp on all sugary drinks. They have joined together a high number of past studies and found some surprising yet unpleasant connection between heavy consumption of sweetened beverages and type 2 diabetes.
Their conclusion applies to the entire population, not only to overweight people. So no matter if you are skinny, overweight, man, woman, black or white, you are advised to stay away from sugar sweetened beverages if you don’t want to get yourself a sugary based type 2 diabetes.
The authors didn’t reveal an exact cause-effect relationship but the correlation should be enough to prompt us to offer our sugar habits the “benefit” of the doubt.
Researchers based their conclusions on soda consumption after looking into 17 high quality, most detailed studies linked to beverage consumption and the development of type 2 diabetes. Experts removed weight as a factor and found that every daily intake of sugary drinks increases risk to develop type 2 diabetes by 13% over 10 years.
Further estimates state that sugary drinks may lead to 2 million new cases of diabetes in the US alone, between 2010 and 2020. The numbers are alarming to say the least, so we are advised to stay away from soda drinks as much as we can, even if that box office movie will never be the same without our favorite soda that sweetens the salty taste of popcorn on our lips.
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