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Consumption of soft drinks associated with increased risk of diabetic retinopathy
eMediNexus,  01 January 2019
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Consuming more than 4 cans (1.5 L) of diet soft drink in a week is associated with a more than twofold risk of having proliferative diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetes, says a study published online in the September/October 2018 issue of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. This finding was independent of traditional risk factors for diabetic retinopathy, including diabetes control parameters and duration of diabetes.
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