Stop Drinking Sugary Drinks, Reduce Risk of Getting DiabetesHealthy Living

October 21, 2016 11:39
Stop Drinking Sugary Drinks, Reduce Risk of Getting Diabetes

Everyone loves drinking soft drinks. But people who are concern about their health they choose diet drinks like Diet Coke. But is it really good to drink that? They Answer is no!

If you take more of sugary drinks this can cause more calorie intake.  Diet drinks contain more amount of carbohydrate as they are sugary. It doesn't help you to  boost our health or keep off the pounds.

According to the latest study, "drinking just two glasses of diet drinks a day more than doubles the risk of developing diabetes. Calorie-free drinks make us feel hungrier, prompting us to crave sugar-laden snacks. Artificial sweeteners interfere with the bacteria in our gut – which may trigger diabetes."

Karolinska Institute in Sweden sent a team who studied 2,874 adults. All of them had completed a year-long diary about their intake of drinks.

The study said "those who had two or more sweetened drinks a day were 2.4 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. This included sugary beverages and artificially sweetened ones, such as Diet Coke or sugar-free cordials. Having five or more sugar-free drinks a day increased the risk by 4.5 times. Artificially–sweetened drinks were almost as bad as those laden with sugar."

They established that every time you drink a glass of 200ml sugary fizzy drink, the risk of type 2 diabetes will increase by 21 percent.

"Meanwhile, every time you drink a diet coke it will increase the risk by 18 percent," according to the findings published in the European Journal of Endocrinology.

Lead researcher Josefin Löfvenborg said, "diet drinks may ‘stimulate the appetite’, leading to weight gain."

She added that "artificial sweeteners may cause chemical reactions within fat tissue and with bacteria in the gut. This can lead to the body becoming less tolerant of glucose – a form of sugar – triggering type 2 diabetes."

She said "One hypothesis is that consumption of diet soft drinks may stimulate appetite making us increase our food intake, especially sweet or sugary foods, possibly leading us to become overweight which is a risk factor for diabetes. It has also been proposed that artificial sweeteners may negatively affect the balance of “good” and “bad” species of microbes in the gut, leading to glucose intolerance."


According to the study, "around 3.3million Britons have been diagnosed with diabetes and the majority have type 2 – which is partly caused by obesity."

Last November scientists at the Karolinska Institute also found that men who had two diet drinks a day were 23 percent more likely to develop heart failure.

And last autumn Professor Graham MacGregor, a consultant cardiologist at Barts and the Royal London Hospital, called on MPs to extend the sugar tax to diet drinks as they ‘still lead to obesity.’

Dr. Elizabeth Robertson, of Diabetes UK, said: "adults who consumed diet or sugary drinks tended to be unhealthier generally than those who stuck to water, meaning they had a higher risk of type 2 diabetes anyway, adding that more research on diet drinks was needed."

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