Do diet sodas increase the risk of diabetes? According to the results of a recent study, the answer may surprise you. The findings of the study have been reported and have been in the news.
Based on the numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), “more than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes.”
Some of the major risk factors for diabetes are:
- Physical Inactivity
- High Blood Cholesterol
Medical research has informed us that drinking sodas and other drinks high in sugar can increase the risk of pre-diabetes. This is important because pre-diabetes can be a good indicator of developing full blown diabetes.
News reports from Reuters state that, “Previous studies on the link between diet sodas and diabetes have been mixed; some research pointing to a potential connection has suggested this relationship may be explained at least in part by soda drinkers being overweight or obese.”
The results from the study mentioned above found that adults who had at least one soda, or another type of sugar sweetened drink, a day, where 46% more likely to develop elevated blood sugar levels. This was in comparison to people who rarely drink sodas.
A diet soda intake was not found to elevate blood sugar levels or insulin resistance. With all of this said, researchers were clear to warn that in no way their study proves that sodas or sugary drink cause diabetes.
To read more about the study and the article in support of this post, be sure to click the link here. As always, remember to speak with your doctor regarding treatment and care for your medical condition.