April 20, 2023 — Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages increases the risks of cardiovascular disease and death in people with type 2 diabetes, but switching to coffee, tea, or low-fat milk might lower these risks.

That’s the finding of a new U.S. study where researchers examined data on almost 15,500 people with type 2 diabetes from two major studies. They found that those who drink the most sugary beverages had a 20% increased risk of death from any cause (“all-cause death”) and a 25% higher risk of cardiovascular disease, compared with those who drank the least amounts of these products.

The research, publishedin The BMJ on…


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