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Health scares revealed in major new study into sugary drinks

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.”
“The researchers point out that since fructose and glucose typically travel together in sugar-sweetened beverages and foods, it is important to reduce total amounts of added sugars, especially in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages”.
“Our findings underscore the urgent need for public health strategies that reduce the consumption of these drinks.” Said the leading scientists of the study.



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