Long-Term Increases in Sugary Drink Consumption & Diabetes Risk
Dec 31, 2019
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Jordan Boyd, PharmD. Candidate Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University School of Pharmacy
Sugary and artificially sweetened beverages are arguably two of the worst drink choices to institute into a diet, whether a person is a patient with diabetes or not. Many studies have linked both to obesity, increased episodes of hyperglycemia, and other cardiometabolic risk factors. Pure fruit juices were once considered a healthy choice, but studies have shown that they contain just as much sugar as a soda or sports drink. A recent randomized control study demonstrated that replacing sugary beverages with artificially sweetened beverages has beneficial effects on the body, but shortly after this finding, a meta-analysis was published which linked long-term consumption of artificially sweetened beverages to increased risk of developing diabetes. To date, however, there has not been a study that has evaluated whether longitudinal changes in the way a person consumes sugary or artificially sweetened beverages are associated with a subsequently increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes....
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