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Too much soft drink may put youngsters at risk of diabetes, heart disease

Last Updated: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 17:44

Melbourne: Young people consuming more than one can of soft drink daily are more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, heart disease or a stroke, a new study has claimed.

The health of 1400 teenagers were followed by The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, as part of its ongoing long-term Raine Study into children`s health.

The new results showed that drinking more than one can of fizzy, sugary drink resulted in lower levels of good cholesterol and higher levels of bad triglyceride in the blood - regardless of whether the people consuming it were overweight, the Age reported.

Researchers said that meant that these teenagers were at higher risk of cardio-metabolic disease later in life.

The Raine Study began in 1989 when 2900 pregnant women were recruited, and their kid`s health has been assessed from birth.

The study has been published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


First Published: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 17:44

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