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Diabetes rises with daily soda — including diet soda — consumption

Such a "prospective observational study" does not establish that sugar-sweetened sodas directly cause diabetes, or that, say, a longstanding consumer of sugary sodas can lower her diabetes risk by switching to tea.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This an association study, not a causal study, but it should be noted that taking into account BMI, then diet soda had no effect on the development of diabetes.  That is a little different than the title of the story would suggest.

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