A pattern emerged in the United States from about the late 1970’s to the present time of increasing per capita consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. There was a similar upward trend in obesity and Type 2 diabetes incidence. That these trends are closely related forms the basis of the discussion in the research articles.

If harm from consuming these soft drinks is proven conclusively then observers of worldwide diabetes trends will be watching carefully. So too will many government bodies and public health experts. Sales figures from leading fizzy drinks brands are currently indicating a healthy growth of sales in both India and China, two countries already with huge numbers of people with Type 2 diabetes. Over many years we have consistently seen that those countries where urbanisation has taken place at lightening speed have also documented a subsequent and massive rise in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.

This is why the subject presented in this research discussion is so relevant.

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