There is an “urgent need” to reduce consumption of sugary drinks, according to a new study.
There is an “urgent need” to reduce consumption of sugary drinks, according to a new study. It’s well documented that consuming one or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day can cause weight gain and obesity. Consuming one or two servings a day additionally increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by 26 percent, heightens the risk of heart attack or fatal heart disease by 35 percent, and raises the risk of stroke by 16 percent. Reducing the consumption of sugary drinks may not solve issues of rising obesity, but is “one simple change that will have a measurable impact on weight control and the prevention of cardiometabolic diseases.”
“Sugary drinks raise risk of heart attack, heart disease by more than a third,” Medical News Today, www.medicalnewstoday.com, September 29, 2015.
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