Saturday, May 2, 2015

Replacing 1 Sugary drink with water, tea or coffee a day decrease diabetes risk

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If you want to decrease the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 25% swap one sugary drink with a glass of water, tea or coffee each day. That's according to a study done by Cambridge University. It is published last Thursday in European journal Diabetologia.

The research use a sample size of more than 25,000 men and women ages 40-79 from the United Kingdom. They recorded their food intake for 7 consecutive days, taking notes of the type, amount and frequency of portions, and whether sugar was added.  The study found that during 11 years of follow-up, 847 participants were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

By swapping 1 glass of soft drinks with water or unsweetened tea or coffee, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes was decreased by 14%, by replacing sweetened milk drink with water or unsweetened tea or coffee led to a further decrease in risk about 20-25%.

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