Diabetes patients can increase the risk of death by up to 20 percent if they consume sugary drinks

Boston: Experts have warned patients with type 2 diabetes to avoid soda, soft drinks and other sweet drinks altogether, as the disease can cause more complications and increase the risk of premature death.

Experts have suggested plain water, tea and coffee instead because the harm of these drinks can be reduced. But they insist that deaths from other causes can also increase if diabetic patients continue to consume sugary drinks.

Professor Cai Sun of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston and his colleagues have asked diabetics to take special care of their diet.

The summary of the research is that patients with type 2 diabetes already have a higher risk of heart disease, which is increased by sweet drinks.

A total of 15,400 men were included in the study, all of whom were patients with type 2 diabetes. These people were followed up for 18 consecutive years. A total of 22% of people suffered from life-threatening and non-life-threatening cardiovascular disease during this period. Many also underwent bypass surgery and angioplasty, while life-threatening and disabling paralysis also had an effect. Then it happened that 49 percent of the people died in this whole study.

It was found that people who drank carbonated, cola and other sweetened beverages had a 25 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CV) disease, while the risk of death from other diseases was also seen to be 20 percent higher in such people. Of course, this is solid evidence that cannot be ignored.

On the other hand, experts have advised to drink milk, fruit juice and water without dripping


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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