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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Diet fizzy drinks make you 60% MORE likely to get diabetes

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Diet fizzy drinks make you 60% MORE likely to get diabetes than regular, 'full fat' versions

  • Drinking one can a week of any type of fizzy drink increases risk of diabetes by a third
  • Women who drank 1.5 litres of diet drinks a week had up to 60 per cent increased risk of the disease
  • Artificial sweeteners in diet drinks may be to blame 
  • Diet fizzy drinks can raise the risk of diabetes by 60 per cent, startling new research has revealed.

    A study of more than 66,000 women found those who drank artificially sweetened drinks were more likely to develop the disease than those who indulged in regular, 'full fat' versions.

    The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, fly in the face of conventional thinking that regular versions of fizzy drinks are always worse for our health. 

    The effect is compounded by the fact that diet drinkers also consume more - on average 2.8 glasses a week compared to 1.6 for regular drinkers.
    Regular, full-fat versions of fizzy drinks have previously been linked to an increased risk of diabetes

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