Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The risk of sugar sweetened beverages

Most people believe that sweets are not healthy, and sugar sweetened beverages are associated with weight gain and also increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The reviewed research investigated the association between sugar sweetened beverages and several risk factors for cardiovascular disease (de Koning L, et al. 2012).

42,883 men were included in the study and followed for 22 years.

The results showed that the sugar sweetened beverages was significantly associated with increased triglycerides, C-reactive protein, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor receptors 1 and 2 and decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL), lipoprotein(a) and leptin. These are inflammatory markers and other risk factors. This led to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

You can improve your health significantly just by changing the habit of drinking soft drinks.

To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.


de Koning L, Malik VS, Kellogg MD, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Hu FB. Sweetened beverage consumption, incident coronary heart disease, and biomarkers of risk in men. Circulation. 2012 Apr 10;125(14):1735-41, S1. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.067017. Epub 2012 Mar 12.

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