Sweetened drinks increase women's chances of having diabetesBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7465.530-b (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:530
- David Spurgeon
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 …