If you’ve got a sweet tooth, but you’re worried about type 2 diabetes, you might want to skip sugary drinks.

New research suggests that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, such as cola, likely boost your risk of type 2 diabetes much more than the sugar found in fruit or even 100% fruit juices.

Fruit juice can be healthful

“All foods are not created equal,” said study author Dr John Sievenpiper, an associate professor and staff physician at the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada.

“We synthesized all of the available trials looking at different food sources of sugar and blood sugar control, and sugar-sweetened beverages really stand out as having an adverse effect,” he explained.

Sievenpiper said that 100% fruit juice can be healthful if it doesn’t add excess calories to the diet.

“Fruit juice can complement fruit and vegetable intake,” he noted, “but if you use fruit juices to stay hydrated, there is some risk.”

Read more: https://www.health24.com/Medical/Diabetes/News/sugary-drinks-a-big-risk-for-type-2-diabetes-20181129

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