Sugary Soda May Raise Type 2 Risk
Even a small amount of sugary soda may have a huge impact on your health. Researchers analyzed data from more than 28,000 people in eight European countries to explore the association between sugar-sweetened soft drinks and type 2 diabetes. Although the study did not prove cause and effect, just 12 ounces a day (the amount in a standard U.S. can of soda) raised participants' risk for type 2 diabetes by 18 percent—after researchers took participants' calorie intake and body mass indexes into account.
Source: Diabetologia, April 2013