'Sugar-Sweetened beverages and Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes' The senior author of this study Dr Frank Hu, the article was published in Diabetes Care 2010, vol 33, pages 2477-2483. Dr Hu is a researcher funded in part by the American Diabetes Association.

He carried out the research at the Harvard School of Public Health and reported the findings in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition online May 2nd 2012. The original paper suggested that fizzy and sweetened drinks increased the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The new study suggested that drinking water in place of sweetened drinks could help avoid Type 2 diabetes.

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