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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes, research finds

Drinking sugar-sweetened soft drinks has been linked to an increase in new cases of diabetes and heart disease.

By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent
Published: 8:00AM GMT 06 Mar 2010

More people now drink soft, sport and fruit drinks daily, and the increase has led to thousands more diabetes and heart disease cases over the past decade, according to research presented to the American Heart Association's annual conference.

The study estimates the increased consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks between 1990 and 2000 contributed to 130,000 new cases of diabetes, 14,000 new cases of coronary heart disease (CHD), and 50,000 additional life-years burdened by coronary heart disease in the US over the past decade............

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