Hi all,

Today, I’m sharing with you an article on sugary drinks and the correlation with type 2 diabetes.

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Drinking too many sugary drinks is bad for your health and it also increases the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Australians love sugary drinks and not just cola but also energy drinks and fruit juices.

Correlation between sweet drinks and type 2 diabetes

A recent study finds out that for every added sweet drinks you have per day, you increase by 18% the risk of type 2 diabetes. Research points out other mechanisms involved.

According to Ian Caterson, Boden Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney « it is more being overweight around the waist that is linked with type 2 diabetes than any particular food you eat ». Truly, excess fat makes you more likely to develop diabetes. The hormone insulin released from the pancreas is not in capacity of transporting glucose into the cells of your body.

The issue with diabetics is that they continue to absorb sugar from food which implies a high blood sugar. It is said that drinking one soft drink per day could lead to a weight gain of around 6 kg a year.

Nevertheless, research have proved that even if you’re not overweight, drinking on a regular basis sugary drinks could still increase type 2 diabetes risk according to a recent study.

Based on the Associate Professor Anna Peeters, head of Obesity and Population Health at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, this study only demonstrates that there is a strong correlation between drinking sweetened beverages and developing diabetes but all the mechanisms are not clear yet.

Limit soft drinks consumption

As a matter of fact, limiting soft drinks consumption is a good thing to do as nothing is needed in these beverages even if they taste great! Not only will it avoids you to gain weight and to raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes but it will also prevent you from heart diseases.

On top of that, soft drinks are full of preservatives, flavorings etc nothing that is necessary.

A recommendation would be to check the sugar content on the drinks labels and to prefer water !

Slow Control team wish you a very good day !

Reference: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-20/sugary-drinks-and-type-2 diabetes-risk/6711434

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