Two Diet Drinks A Day Double The Risk Of Diabetes
With the high incidence of diabetes in the Caribbean, a new study suggesting that diet drinks are almost as harmful to health as regular sodas should be cause for concern.
Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that drinking just two glasses of diet drinks daily more than doubles the risk of developing diabetes.
The researchers studied 2,874 adults who had completed a yearlong diary about their intake of drinks.
The participants who had two or more sweetened drinks a day were 2.4 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. “Sweetened drinks” in this context included sugary beverages and artificially sweetened ones like Diet Coke or sugar-free concentrates.
The scientists established that every 200ml glass of a sugary carbonated drink consumed each day increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by 21 percent.
- Caribbean 360