Sugary Sodas Raise Diabetes Risk in Women
A woman's risk of developing diabetes greatly increases if she drinks more than one sugar-sweetened soft drink a day, according to a Harvard University study released Tuesday.
The study found that women who drank at least one sugar-sweetened soft drink a day had an 85 percent increased chance of developing type 2 diabetes than women who drank less amounts of such soda, the Melbourne Herald Sun reported.
Researcher Matthias Schulze explained that the large amount of rapidly absorbable sugars in these sodas can contribute to obesity and an increased risk of diabetes.
The study also found that diet sodas sweetened with sugar substitutes do not increase the risk of diabetes and that women who drank these diet sodas tended to shed weight.
The findings were presented at the American Diabetes Association's annual scientific meeting.
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