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One Regular Soda A Day Can Increase Diabetes Risk

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Drinking just one regular soda a day can significantly increase the risk of diabetes, says a new study from researchers at Imperial College London. For the study the researchers reviewed data from 350,000 adults in eighteen European countries.

They found that for every twelve ounce serving of sugar sweetened beverages consumer, the risk of diabetes increased by eighteen percent, compared to those who drink just one can or fewer a month.

"Given the increase in sweet beverage consumption in Europe, clear messages on the unhealthy effect of these drinks should be given to the population," says lead researcher Dora Romaguera.

The research team adds that their study "corroborates the association between increased incidence of Type-2 diabetes and high consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks in European adults."

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