Sweet Poison ( or Soda and sugary-sweetened drinks ) !!!

In 2010, drinking sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with about:

38 000 deaths from diabetes in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

11 000 deaths from CVD in Eastern- and Central-Eurasian countries.

25 000 deaths in the US.

Drinking one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 22%, a new study from Europe suggests.

One 12-oz daily increment in sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened soft-drink consumption was associated with the development of type 2 diabetes (hazard ratios [HRs]) 1.22 and 1.52, respectively).
A recent study from France found a link between drinking diet soda (and regular soda) and increased risk for type 2 diabetes in women.

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The American Heart Association recommends that you consume no more than 450 calories (36 ounces) of sugar-sweetened beverages a week,” Johnson noted.

Intake of sugar-sweetened drinks, but not artificially sweetened ones, was also significantly associated with increased triglycerides and several circulating inflammatory factors—including C-reactive protein, interleukin 6 (IL-6), and tumor-necrosis-factor receptor 1 (TNFr1)—as well as decreased HDL cholesterol, lipoprotein (a) (Lp[a]), and leptin (p<0.02).

“Inflammation is a key factor in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and cardiometabolic disease and could represent an additional pathway by which sugar-sweetened beverages influence risk,” say Hu et al.

Each beverage consumed, report investigators, is associated with a 1.1-mm-Hg increase in systolic and 0.4-mm-Hg increase in diastolic blood pressure after adjustment for weight and height.

Interaction with sodium

The researchers also observed a direct association with glucose and fructose consumption and blood pressure as well as a strong interaction with glucose, fructose, and sodium. In a stratified analysis, fructose- and glucose-related differences in blood pressure were observed only for participants who had higher levels of urinary sodium excretion. For example, for individuals with above-the-median 24-hour urinary sodium excretion, an increase in fructose consumption (2 standard deviations) was associated with an increase of 2.5/1.7 mm Hg systolic and diastolic blood pressure after adjustment for height and weight.

Reference ;
1- Newest study confirms a soda a day ups diabetes risk by 20%

2- A soda a day raises CHD risk by 20%

3- Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to elevations in blood pressure

4- Sugary drinks may explain 180 000 deaths worldwide each year

5- Sugary drinks and sodas linked to increased diabetes, metabolic syndrome

About Dr.Nabil Paktin

Cardiologist , M.D.,F.A.C.C.

Posted on April 29, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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