According to a recent study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, black women who drink sugar sweetened soft drinks & fruit drinks and juices other than orange and grapefruit have a greater chance of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Pop, juice risky for black women
DIABETES | Sugary drinks linked to disease
Women who drink soda pop and sugar-sweetened fruit drinks and juices on a regular basis are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, a study of African-American women has found.
Orange juice, grapefruit juice and diet pop weren’t associated with a higher incidence of diabetes, the researchers found.
The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, is one of the largest to focus on diabetes risk factors among African-American women, who, as a group, are twice as likely as white women to be diagnosed with the disease.
Having two or more soft drinks a day increased the risk of developing diabetes by 24 percent, compared with women who drank less than one soft drink per month, the researchers found.
Women who drank Kool-Aid, fortified juice drinks and fruit juices at least twice a day were 31 percent more likely to develop diabetes, even though these beverages are often billed as a healthy alternative to pop.
The study’s authors noted that high intake of sugary drinks is linked to weight gain and obesity — one of the key risk factors for diabetes.
I never got the appeal of Kool-Aid, which is suppose to be the drink of some black folks. Thank goodness orange juice isn’t on this list. I don’t like grapefruit juice and I drink diet soda once in a blue moon when the craving hits me. My main beverage is water.