A new study in Journal of American Medical Association says that sugar sweetened drinks and juices are linked to both rising obesity and female diabetes.
Cola consumption among the the adult US has increased by 61% during 1977-97. Weight gain was greatest among the women whose consumption of soft drink shifted from one soft drink in a week to one soft drink in a day.
One soft drink can has 40-50 gm of sugar. One can a day, can add 7 kg in a year !!!
Sweetened fruit drinks and cordials also cause weight gain. They increase the risk of type-2 diabetes by 83% among women who drink one or more can of soft drink a day as compared to those who drink one or less a month.