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14 November 2011

Sugary drinks increase diabetes

Drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day may boost a woman's risk for developing heart disease and diabetes, a new study says.

Drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day may boost a woman's risk for developing heart disease and diabetes - even if this habit isn't causing her to pack on extra pounds, a new study says.

Middle-aged women who drank two or more sugary beverages a day were close to four times as likely to have high levels of dangerous blood fats called triglycerides and impaired blood sugar levels (known as "pre-diabetes"), when compared with women who drank less than one sugar-sweetened beverage a day.

 
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