Sugary drinks increase risk of type 2 diabetes in teens

Teenagers who drink more than one standard can (375 millilitres) of sugary drinks a day are putting themselves at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life.

Those who drink around one can of soft drink a day have lower levels of “good” cholesterol and higher levels of the “bad” triglyceride form of fat in their blood, regardless of their weight.

The study was based on a combination of factors associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease including weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Read more at University of Western Australia