21st July, 2015
Soft drinks not linked to diabetes
Responding to research from the British Medical Journal that links regular consumption of sugar sweetened drinks with the incidence of type 2 diabetes cases in the US and UK, Australian Beverages Council CEO Geoff Parker comments:
“The British Medical Journal study points the finger at sugar sweetened beverages without drawing definitive conclusions.
“The persistent focus on a single ingredient or product as a cause for chronic disease, including diabetes, is neither helpful to consumers nor based on evidence of the importance of a balanced diet.”
“There is no direct link with a single food or drink, including soft drinks, to the incident of type 2 diabetes.”
For more information contact:
Geoff Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Beverages Council, M: 0407 646 195