Two or more glasses of soda a day increases the risk of any type of death

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Two or more glasses of soda a day increases the risk of any type of death
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Careful with the soft drinks you consume because the more you take, the greater risk of risk of death will be due to any cause. It ensures a study, one more, which was published in "JAMA", which has been found, after analyzing data about 452.000 men and women from 10 european countries , including Spain, that drinking two or more glasses of soft drinks - sweetened and sweetened artificially- (compared with less than one per month), was associated with a greater risk of death from all causes.

During the period that lasted the study, 16 years ago, there were 41.693 deaths .

The researchers write in their article that their findings are important because the soft drinks are consumed with very often , especially among the young, but it is unknown whether this consumption is associated with an increased risk of mortality and to date the majority of studies have not been conducted among european populations.

it Is known that the habitual consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks increases the intake of energy, which can lead to weight increase and obesity. In 2010, it was estimated that the global burden of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and type 2 diabetes associated to obesity related to the consumption of sugar from sugar-sweetened soft drinks was 184.000 deaths .

The reformulation of sugar-sweetened soft drinks, in which sugar is replaced by sweeteners low in calories or without calories, is being driven by consumer awareness and fiscal measures such as taxes. Soft drinks sweetened artificially they have few calories or no, however, their physiological implications and long-term health are largely unknown.

The results show that the higher the consumption of soft drinks, of any type, an increased risk of death from all causes

This work has assessed whether the consumption of regular soft drinks (sweetened with sugar or artificially) is associated with increased mortality from all causes. Included participants from Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom that are part of the European Study on Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), a cohort multinational company with more than 41,000 deaths recorded during the follow-up period. The information on the consumption of soft drinks obtained through questionnaires about their eating habits at the start of the study, between 1992 and 2000.

In regard to the data on mortality by specific causes –cancer, cardiovascular disease, digestive or neuro-, previous studies on the consumption of soft drinks and mortality from cardiovascular disease have found positive associations. However, it is uncertain whether these associations differed according to the type of circulatory disease (e.g., ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease). Similarly, to date few data are available on mortality for other chronic conditions are important, such as cancers, digestive diseases and neurodegenerative diseases.

the authors of The study suggest that the findings support public health initiatives to limit the consumption of soft drinks

The results show that the higher the consumption of soft drinks, of any type, an increased risk of death from all causes. This relationship it was evident in both men and women .

Also among the findings was an increased risk of death from circulatory disease associated with the consumption of two or more cups per day of soft drinks total and sweetened artificially, and of death from digestive diseases associated with the consumption of one or more glasses per day of sugar-sweetened soft drinks. Not observed association between the consumption of soft drinks and death usually due to cancer.

the authors of The study suggest that the findings support the public health initiatives to limit the consumption of soft drinks .

The researchers say, however, that more studies are needed to investigate the possible adverse health effects of artificial sweeteners. The results of this study support the public health campaigns course designed to reduce the consumption of soft drinks.

Updated Date: 12 September 2019, 00:01

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