Beverage Choices and Their Effects on Risk of Developing Diabetes
Feb 15, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: George McConnell, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy
How much can one drink matter? Quite a bit, as it turns out.
Diet and lifestyle changes are essential topics when counseling a patient with or without diabetes. There is strong evidence to support the relationship between sweetened beverages and type 2 diabetes. Many consider 100% fruit juices a healthy alternative to drinks with added sugar, despite having similar amounts of sugar. Despite this belief, there is evidence that fruit drinks are associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. This study examined results from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), NHS II, and the Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study (HPFS) that included a look at the participants’ diet every four years, to assess the relationship of beverage choices and diabetes....
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