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Sweetened drinks increase women's chances of having diabetes

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:530
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The risk of developing type 2 diabetes among women who drank one or more cans of sugar sweetened soft drinks a day over several years is 1.83 times (95% confidence interval 1.42 to 2.36; P<0.001 for the trend) the risk among women who drank less than one a month, a new study shows (JAMA 2004;292:927-34).

    Consumption in the United States of soft drinks—the leading source of sugars in the country's diet—increased by 61% among adults from 1977 to 1997 and more than doubled in children and adolescents between the periods 1977-8 and 1994-8.

    Women with stable patterns of consumption of soft drinks showed …

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