Friday, April 26, 2013


This is something that we have known for a long time. No harm re-emphasizing it again.

The April 24th edition of Diabetologia, carries an article by Dr Dora Romaguera of the Imperial College of London, on consumption of sweet beverages and incidence of type 2 diabetes. This study was actually to look into the relationship between diet and cancers. The study cohort had a total population of 350,000 subjects.

The researchers found that consuming one can or more of sugary beverage a day, increases the risk of developing T2 diabetes by 22%. This increase in probably also related to the incidence of obesity. it was difficult to separate these two effects.

I believe that the message is clear.

Diabetes is a very chronic disease full of complications and morbidity, resulting in ultimate mortality.
You do not wish to go there, I think.

Think before you drink.
I suggest Chinese Tea, Green tea, and not more than 5 cuppa a day.

1 comment:

Winston said...

Doc, how about drinking one sachet of 3-in-1 coffee or tea daily?
The ones that are omnipresent in all our supermarts?
Is there a RDA for sugar intake?
Or should one lay off all sugar unconditionally?
Or could the health authorities impose a limit on the amount of sugar in all our food and drinks?