A soft drink a day raises risk of diabetes, says largest study yet
Put down the pop! The biggest study of its kind reveals just one to two serves of soft drink a day increases risk of type 2 diabetes by 26 percent.
Daily soft drink consumption is also linked to 35 percent greater risk of heart attack or heart disease.
The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, ranked No.1 worldwide for its scientific impact.
Forget those slanted studies funded by Coke and Big Sugar, this is the REAL DEAL. The most comprehensive review of sugar-sweetened drinks to date reveals that just one to two serves of soft drink daily wreaks havoc with your metabolic health.
The study, published yesterday in the No.1 internationally-ranked Journal of the American College of Cardiology, reviewed data from epidemiological studies and meta-analyses, concluding that one to two serves of soft drink a day is significantly linked to:
as high as a 26 percent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes,
a 35 percent greater risk of heart attack or fatal heart disease, and
a 16 percent increased risk of stroke
Whelp. We don’t even drink the stuff and this has us rattled, especially since Coke spent around $269 million last year advertising this sweet poison to the masses. However, we can take hope in the fact that such a large study has confirmed what we’ve been saying all along: fructose, compared to other sugars, is uniquely bad for your body.
The science-y bits
So you’re curious to know the full story behind these stats? Good on you! In a nutshell, fructose is metabolised by the liver, converting the sugar into fatty compounds called tr Continue reading