Two Diet Sodas Per Day Could Double Risk Type 2 Diabetes
Regular Sodas Had Same Effect
(Wealth In Wellness) Drinking two sodas, regular and diet, could double your risk of getting type 2 diabetes a recent study shows.
A study in Sweden shows that adults who consume two 200ml servings of soda a day were 2.4 more times likely to have type 2 diabetes. In the US, one can of soda is 355ml.
The study holds true whether the soft drink has sugar or artificial sweetener.
The study showed that anyone drinking 1L of soda (about one bottle) had a 10 times increase of type 2 diabetes.
“In this study we were surprised by the increased risk in developing autoimmune diabetes by drinking soft drinks, we next plan on investigating what could counter this risk.” – Josefin Edwall Löfvenborg study lead author
Artificial sweeteners may stimulate the appetite encouraging an increase in food intake and a sweet tooth leading to over eating.
The study tried to account for the lifestyle led by heavy soda drinkers, vs a healthier lifestyle of those who don’t drink soda.
“Even when the findings were adjusted to account for other factors that could explain the findings, such as greater energy intake, higher BMI or poor diet, the risks remained significantly higher for the higher intake groups.” – Professor Christine Williams, professor of human nutrition at the University of Reading
This study was conducted in Sweden by the Karolinska Institute on 2,800 adults. The research was a retrospective study, which relied on participants to recall their diet habits.