My wife and I saw a news segment last night that just about drove us nuts. See, drinking soft drinks increases your risk of diabetes! Even 1 soft drink a day increases your risk by 15%. I quote from the article I just linked:
Previous studies have shown that sugar-sweetened beverages are strongly associated with weight gain," says lead author Vasanti Malik, a research fellow in the Harvard School of Public Health Department of Nutrition, who says the decision to examine the relationship between sugar-sweetened beverages and risk of diabetes was 'the logical next step.'I will give one benefit of the doubt about what the researchers are saying - that insulin spiking can lead to resistance, and ultimately metabolic syndrome. The problem that I have is how the television media gloss over that, and make it into a "Type 2 diabetes is linked to obesity."
I have just posted a video on my blog detailing what I think on that!