A new study has found that just one regular soft drink presents significant risks for developing Diabetes.
The study was conducted by researchers at Imperial College in London and involved a review of data from 350,000 adults in 18 European countries. The researchers discovered that for each 12 ounce serving of sugar/sweetened beverages consumed on a daily basis, Diabetes risks increased to 18% when compared to people who consumed one can or less of a sweetened beverage per month.
The researchers also said that their study corroborates the association between increased Incidence of type 2 Diabetes and high cosumption of sugary soft drinks in European adults.
Earlier this year, PepsiCo announced it would stop adding brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in some of its Gatorade drinks. BVO is found in a number of popular citrus-flavored drinks and is used to keep the drinks from separating. It is derived from soya beans or corn, BVO is patented as a flame retardant and is banned in Europe.