WOW! Drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22%. After all the posts I have written about sodas and diet sodas and their impact on your health that shouldn’t surprise me – but it does. It is unsettling to me that one 12-ounce Coke, Pepsi or other sugary drink per day can have such an impact and yet there are no restrictions on age like there is with cigarettes and alcohol. What kind of a society are we that we allow our children to drink sodas and eat foods that cause disease?
12 Ounces of Sugary Soda a Day Raises Diabetes Risk: Study
HealthDay News, April 25, 2013: Drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22%. The increased risk of developing diabetes associated with having one sugar-sweetened soft drink a day fell to 18 percent when the investigators took into account people’s total calorie intake and body-mass index (BMI), a measurement of body fat based on height and weight.
Both total calorie intake and BMI are believed to play a role in the link between sugar-sweetened soft drinks and diabetes risk. The fact that diabetes risk fell only slightly when these two factors were taken into account could indicate that the effect of sugar-sweetened soft drinks on diabetes goes beyond their impact on body weight.
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Raises Diabetes Risk: Study
A can of soda contains 140 calories and absolutely no nutritional benefit, just 10 teaspoons of sugar. Sadly, pop is the #3 source of calories for kids, and #4 for adults. We can stop this insanity – each one of us. We each can be responsible for our own health care and for the healthcare of our own family. Adult obesity, childhood obesity and the many diseases caused by obesity can be prevented and even reversed with drinking water, eating plant based food and with exercise.
Are you really choosing diabetes for yourself and your family? Self hypnosis can help you make responsible choices and to be very focused on being healthy.
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