People protest over non-supply of water and power in Karachi’s Ibrahim Hyderi
SconsumedWEETENED sodas are hugely popular throughout America. Because they are in such volume, any negative health effects should be thoroughly investigated. In this article, we ask whether soda does indeed increase the risk of diabetes. The average can of soda is roughly 20 ounces and contains 15-18 teaspoons of sugar and more than 240 calories.
These high levels of quick-digesting carbs do not lower calorie intake at mealtimes. In other words, they are an addition to the daily calorie intake, rather than a replacement. In modern society, the effects of this excessive energy intake are worsened by people’s lower levels of physical activity. Because of sedentary lifestyles, the energy sodas provide is often not needed and is stored in the body instead.
People who drink one, two, or more cans of soda a day are much more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than people who rarely drink soda. In fact, according to a study published in 2010, the risk of developing diabetes is 26 percent higher for people who have one or more sugary drinks each day. Young adults and Asians who consume one or more sweetened drinks daily are at an even greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Drinking too many sweetened drinks means that the body stores excess energy in the form fat, so, drinking too much soda can play a part in people becoming overweight or KARACHI—Large number of locals including women and children protested Monday against water shortage and no power supply for allegedly two months in Ibrahim Hyderi.
Parco Road was shut for all kinds of traffic as irked locals burnt tyres as part of protest against the alleged corrupt and slack government. Locals also raised slogans against the ad- ministration however, no movement has been seen from the government to assure the protesters of cooperation until filing of this report.
Have informed authorities numerous times but no action taken, a resident complains. Residents of Hyderi area have set up a protest camp outside Karachi-Electric’s local office. Protesters have vowed to not to let the administration budge them until their demands are met.—INP