Soft drinks, hard facts4 min read 01 Oct 2015, 08:22 PM IST
A new study confirms that one serving of sugar-sweetened beverages is enough to imperil your health
People regard me as a bit of a freak. I do not drink tea, coffee, soft drinks (except a rare swig of Coke with rum) or beer. I do not like them. I suppose I am lucky, particularly when it comes to “soft drinks"—everything from aerated drinks to packaged juices—because it is clear now these sugar-sweetened beverages are likely to increase your weight, put you at risk of developing type-2 diabetes—the chronic, progressive and most common version—and cardiovascular disease.
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