The Sweden scientists said that drinking more than two sugary or non-naturally sweetened soft drinks a day greatly increases the risk of diabetes. In fact, the consuming more than two 200ml drinks doubles the chances of developing type 2 diabetes, notes Dr Josefin Edwall Lofvenborg from the Karolinska Institute.
The soft drink, which artificially sweetened, boosts the likelihood of having diabetes more than 10 times. Soft drinks aren’t too healthy drink for both adults and kids, but many people are consuming a lot of sweetened drinks a day, being risked to get diabetes. Statistics shows, it is estimated that one in 11 people worldwide have diabetes.
Lead scientist Dr Josefin Edwall Lofvenborg from the Karolinska Institute studied levels of soft drink consumption in 2,874 Swedish adults and compared them with rates of diabetes. She concluded:
“In this study we were surprised by the increased risk in developing autoimmune diabetes by drinking soft drinks. We next plan on investigating what could counter this risk, such as eating fatty fish.We are looking into this now using data from eight different countries across Europe.”
According to te recent study, the degree to which a risk is raised from its normal level – and not “absolute” risk, the scientists pointed out.