Sugary drinks linked to diabetes risk

Swapping a daily sugary drink for water or unsweetened tea or coffee can lower the risk of diabetes by up to 25 per cent, British research suggests.

A University of Cambridge study also found that for every five per cent increase of a person's total energy intake provided by sugar-sweetened drinks, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes may increase 18 per cent.

Researchers analysed a separate large-scale study of more than 25