01 November 2019
Type 2 diabetes alert

New research, published in the Diabetes Care Journal, shows that increasing your sugary drink consumption by just 100ml a day over four years will increase your type 2 diabetes risk by almost a fifth (16%).

Researchers examined around 160,000 women and 35,000 men over a 26-year period and also found that swapping a sugary beverage with water, coffee or tea reduced a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 10%.

Previous studies have found that those with type 2 diabetes are more likely to suffer from other oral health problems such as gum disease.

Just swapping a sugary drink for a tooth-friendly alternative once a day will not only help your mouth health but also decrease your diabetes risk. If in doubt, plain still water is the best ‘tooth-friendly’ way of quenching thirst.

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