It has been demonstrated in previous studies that high intake of sugary drinks is linked to type 2 diabetes. Recent study consisted of 2874 adults done by Sweden researchers found out that diabetes risk may doubled for those who consume more than 2 soda daily. This is regardless of whether the beverages contain sugar or artificial sweeteners. Results indicate that:
2 or more 200ml of soft drinks (sugary or artificial sweeteners) daily were 2 times more likely to develop latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA – a subtype of type 1 diabetes), 2.4 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Consuming Five 200ml servings of soft drinks daily is 3.5 times great risk of LADA and 10.5 times greater risk of type 2 diabetes. Again, this is regardless of sugary or artificial sweetened drinks.