Dropping the pop: Study finds soda increases risk for diabetes – Chesterfield Observer

Here’s yet another reason for giving up soda: A new study out today suggests that just one 12 ounce serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22 percent. Since most research on the evils of soda has looked at North American populations, researchers at the Imperial College of London wanted to see if they could establish a link between sugary drink consumption and type 2 diabetes in Europeans too.

Key Takeaways:

  • Raritan Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall of kids’ homeopathic ear relief liquid and teething tablets.
  • Kids Relief Homeopathic Ear Relief Oral Liquid and CVS Homeopathic Kids’ Ear Relief Liquid, which are sold nationwide. The products, tested by the FDA, were found to contain small but varying amounts of belladonna.
  • the FDA warned against using homeopathic teething tablets and gels after 10 deaths were reported.

“Researchers have been warning Americans to cut back on soda for years because it contains empty calories, leading to weight gain and higher blood sugar levels.”