A new study suggests replacing one serving of sugary drink for water, unsweetened tea, or coffee could reduce the risk of diabetes, Medical News Today reported on May 2.
The study, which was published in Diabetologia, analyzed the beverage consumption of 25,639 non-diabetic adults in the United Kingdom aged 40 to 79. They were asked to keep a record of what they ate and drank for seven consecutive days. During a follow-up period over the course of 11 years, 847 of the participants developed type-2 diabetes. The study also found out that swapping one serving of soft drinks for water, unsweetened tea, or coffee could reduce the risk of diabetes by 14%, while replacing one serving of a sugary milk drink could cut diabetes risk by 20% to 25%
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