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Sugar-sweetened beverages consumption and the risk of depression: A meta-analysis of observational studies.

​The odds of suffering from depression may be tilted against habitual drinkers of sugar-sweetened beverages.

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Sugar Sweetened Beverages Raise Gout Risk

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A recent study shows  that men who drink soda every day are 45% more likely to suffer from gout, a painful type of arthritis. Another study published in the Journal of American Medical Association reveals that the chances of suffering from gout were two times higher in women who regularly consumed two or more cans of soda per da...
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Sugary Beverages Boost Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

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Many studies have been conducted on the role of diet in both the prevention and development of chronic kidney disease. Sugary beverages are one type of drink that has been comprehensively studied. So a question that could be going through your mind right now is, can sugary beverages increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease? A tea...
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Drinking to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Many of us cannot go a day without drinking a can or bottle of some sugary beverage. A Gallup Poll revealed that nearly 48% of Americans consume sugar-sweetened beverages every day. So if everyone is taking sugary drinks, these beverages must be cool, refreshing and healthy, right? Not exactly. A major study warns that habitual intak...
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Sugar-sweetened beverage, diet soda, and fatty liver disease in the Framingham Heart Study cohorts.

​Regular drinking of sugar-sweetened beverages may promote the development of fatty liver disease.

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Peter Goldstein
That's great but I have to wonder what the chemicals in the artificially non-sweetened beverages like diet coke do to our bodies. ... Read More
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 13:06
Sean Carney
Hello Peter, Thanks for your observations. There are other studies that show drinking artificially sweetened beverages still leads... Read More
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 15:15
Peter Goldstein
I expect water and hydration is important for so many reasons and something so many people need to know more about. Perhaps that c... Read More
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 16:08
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Sugary Beverages and Rising Stroke Risk

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Every 40 seconds, a person suffers from a stroke and every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke in the United States. Stroke is the number one cause of long-term disability and the number five cause of deaths in the US, killing more than one hundred thousand people every year . If you do not want to end up as one of the casualties of stroke,&...
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Sugary Beverages Increase Hypertension Risk

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Americans love sugar-sweetened beverages, and too many of them (Americans) consume far too much of them (sugary beverages). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  reported that approximately 30% of American adults drank sugar-sweetened beverages, including soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened tea, at least once a...
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Linda Carney MD
They did not tease out whether hypertension was caused by the caffeine, the sugar, the carbonation, the weight gain these drinks m... Read More
Thursday, 01 February 2018 13:21
Sue Louise Gilmore
Great article! Wondering if the studies explain the mechanism behind the accelerated risk of hypertension from drinking sugary dri... Read More
Thursday, 01 February 2018 18:43
Jane Elizabeth Kogelschatz
Hi, It was after too many Arizona Green Teas with Honey one night that my hypertension led to BRVO. Only lots of greens, Kale, in ... Read More
Saturday, 03 February 2018 16:39
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Sugar-sweetened beverages and risk of hypertension and CVD: a dose-response meta-analysis.

A surge in hypertension and coronary heart disease risk is associated with frequent consumers of sugar-sweetened beverages.

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Marky Yvanovich
Sugar certainly has a bad rap when it comes to T2 Diabetes, when in fact if you went on a sugar only diet, you could improve your ... Read More
Thursday, 18 January 2018 04:34
Marky Yvanovich
This is interesting, as usually people associate sugar related products with diabetes, not hypertension and CVD.
Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:10
Sean Carney
Marky, You are so right. And, the crazy thing about your observation is that people truly believe that sugar (carbohydrates) is c... Read More
Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:30
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Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and incident hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohorts.

Generous consumers of sugar-sweetened beverages may have a higher tendency of developing hypertension than rare- and non-consumers of these types of beverages.

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Sugar and artificially sweetened beverages linked to obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

​Habitual drinking of sugar and artificially-sweetened soda may promote weight gain and obesity.

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Associations of sugar- and artificially sweetened soda with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

​High intake of sugar-sweetened soda might be a risk factor for the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Soft drink intake and the risk of metabolic syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Frequent consumers of sugar-sweetened and artificial-sweetened beverages may be at increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

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