The Journal of the American College of Cardiology recently published a comprehensive new study on sugary drinks. The study reveals some shocking new links between sugary drink consumption and type 2 diabetes, heart disease and risk of stroke.
Here are the key points from the article:
“The review is the most comprehensive review of the evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages to date. It also takes a closer look at the unique role fructose may play in the development of these conditions.”
“The paper, which reviewed data from recent epidemiological studies and meta-analyses of these studies, reveals that consuming one or two servings of sugary drinks a day has been linked to:
- as high as a 26 percent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- a 35 percent greater risk of heart attack or fatal heart disease.
- a 16 percent increased risk of stroke.”