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Sugared Beverages Increase Metabolic Syndrome Risk

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​More than 75 billion dollars worth of soda is purchased yearly. Sugar-sweetened drinks not only drain the pockets of millions of Americans, but these beverages are a drain on the health of the nation as well. Heavy consumption of sugary beverages, such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, vitamin water drinks, and energy drinks, has been l...

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Sweeteners and Risk of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: The Role of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages.

Habitual intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, such as fruit drinks, soft drinks, energy drinks,and vitamin water drinks, is associated with high obesity and type 2 diabetes risk.

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Sugary Beverages Add to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

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Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest single source of added sugar in the diet of most Americans. They supply about 36% of added sugar in the American diet, and consume a large portion of the grocery budget of many families. In 2013, US households spent an estimated $14.3 billion on sugar-sweetened beverages. This figure is a big boost to the f...

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes.

Regular drinking of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, iced tea, energy drinks, and vitamin water drinks, may increase an individual's susceptibility to type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

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