This study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology 2010 Mar 15;171(6):701-8
Study title and authors:
Soft drink and juice consumption and risk of physician-diagnosed incident type 2 diabetes: the Singapore Chinese Health Study.
Odegaard AO, Koh WP, Arakawa K, Yu MC, Pereira MA.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,Minnesota, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20160170
This five year study examined the association between soft drinks and juice and the risk of type II diabetes in 43,580 participants aged 45-74 years who were free of diabetes and other chronic diseases at the start of the study.
The study found:
(a) Those who consumed 2 or more soft drinks per week had a 42% increased risk of type II diabetes compared to those who almost never consumed soft drinks.
(b) Those who consumed 2 or more juice drinks per week had a 29% increased risk of type II diabetes compared to those who almost never consumed juice drinks.
This study shows that frequent intake of soft drinks and juice is associated with an increased risk for development of type II diabetes.
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