Young people consuming more than one can of soft drink daily are more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, heart disease or a stroke, a new study has claimed.
The health of 1400 teenagers were followed by The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, as part of its ongoing long-term Raine Study into children’s health.
The new results showed that drinking more than one can of fizzy, sugary drink resulted in lower levels of good cholesterol and higher levels of bad triglyceride in the blood – regardless of whether the people consuming it were overweight, the Age reported.
Researchers said that meant that these teenagers were at higher risk of cardio-metabolic disease later in life.
The Raine Study began in 1989 when 2900 pregnant women were recruited, and their kid’s health has been assessed from birth.
The study has been published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.