Ditch sodas for water to curb diabetes risk, experts say

09/19/2011 | Google

Replacing sugary drinks with water may aid in weight loss and cut type 2 diabetes risk by 7%, according to a study presented by Harvard University researchers at the Sustaining the Blue Planet: Global Water Education Conference. The "overconsumption of sugar-sweetened beverages plays a significant role" in the prevalence of abdominal obesity, said Dr. Jean-Pierre Despres, scientific director of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk, which conducted the research.

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