New research from overseas finds that more than two cups of carbonated drinks a day can double the risk of developing Type 1.5 or Type 2 diabetes.
According to the British news outlet Medical News Today, a research team at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet examined two-thousand-874 adults and discovered the correlation between diabetes and the consumption of fizzy drinks containing sugar or artificial sweeteners.
People who drink 200 milliliters of soft drinks at least twice a day are two-point-four times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than people who drink less. They were also twice more likely to develop Type 1.5 diabetes.
Type 2 is the most common adult-onset type of diabetes.
Type 1.5 is a nonofficial term sometimes used to refer to a combined form of Type 1 and 2 known as Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults or LADA. These patients are diagnosed with diabetes as adults but do not immediately require insulin for treatment.
Source: KBS World Radio