New Study Links Sugary Drinks to Type 2 Diabetes

Published By : 24 Jul 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Fumiaki Imamura, hailing from the University of Cambridge reviewed not less than 17 independent studies and researches to finally divulge the fact that one serving of sugar sweetened on a daily-basis triggers diabetes by 18%. 

However, sources close to the study stressed that the study in no way proves a cause-effect relationship, hence there are no practical evidences of any trials conducted that shows that reducing the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages will decrease the incidence of type 2 diabetes. 

Nevertheless citing a casual association between excessive consumption of sugary beverages and diabetes, the team of researchers has estimated that the United States alone is most likely to witness nearly two million new-onset type 2 diabetes between 2010 and 2020. The United Kingdom during the same period is likely to register 80,000 diabetes events related to the consumption of the sugary beverages. 

Recently, multiple researches were conducted to study the impacts of sugar sweetened beverages on health. The outcomes of these researches clearly indicate some association between the consumption of these beverages and the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes. 

Nina Forouhi, who is a senior author at the MRC Epidemiology Unit said that their findings provide additional evidences to support the recommendations made by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) in the UK that reducing the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages provides a way forward to achieve the goal of free sugars that contributes not more than 5 per cent of the energy intake needed on a daily basis. 

The report also suggested that regular consumption of sugary drinks can cause nearly 79,000 diabetes cases in the United Kingdom in a year.

Since the researchers could find little benefits that these drinks may offer, they concluded that sugary drinks must not be mistaken as healthy alternatives of sugar sweetened drinks. The report also stressed upon the fact that both artificially sweetened beverages and juices are unlikely to have any health benefits for those who consume it. 
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