Heart failure linked to sugar sweetened beveages

sugar1A new study published in the BMJ has revealed that consumption of sugar sweetened in men is linked to .

Other studies have specified numerous health conditions associated with the consumption of these increases the general public health burden, including diabetes, stroke and .

is defined by the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute as a situation when the “heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs,” and impacts on 23 million worldwide.

The consisted of 42,400 men who completed an evaluation asking questions with regard to , diet, anthropometric traits, consumption of sugar sweetened and various other .

The findings revealed that men who consumed at least two servings per day of sweetened had a 23% higher of , compared with non-.

Source

The relationship between sweetened beverage consumption and of in men, Susanna Larsson PhD et al., BMJ, doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2015-307542, published online 2 November 2015.

Preventing : sweetened and healthy lifestyles, Miguel A Martínez-González et al., Heart, doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308426, published online 2 November 2015, editorial.

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