Why fizzy drinks should be a no-no not just for all children but adults too! -
The 150 sugar-based calories in a typical soft drink are 11 times more dangerous than calories from other sources, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the universities of Stanford, Berkeley and San Francisco matched data on global sugar availability with diabetes rates from 175 countries over the past decade.
They claim that increased sugar in a population’s food supply was linked to higher diabetes rates independent of rates of obesity.
Dr Sanjay Basu of Stanford, the study’s lead author, said: “It was quite a surprise.
“We’re not diminishing the importance of obesity at all but this data suggests that at a population level there are additional factors that contribute to diabetes risk besides obesity and total calorie intake, and that sugar appears to play a prominent role.”
Dr Aseem Malhotra, a cardiologist, claimed: “This shows sugar itself increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes independent of your weight.
“It is a condition which has several complications including an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and kidney disease.
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