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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,&n...
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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, February 01 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, February 01 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, February 03 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, January 18 2018 04:34
Marky Yvanovich
This is interesting, as usually people associate sugar related products with diabetes, not hypertension and CVD.
Thursday, January 18 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, January 18 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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Sugared Beverages Increase Metabolic Syndrome Risk

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​More than 75 billion dollars worth of soda is purchased yearly. Sugar-sweetened drinks not only drain the pockets of millions of Americans, but these beverages are a drain on the health of the nation as well. Heavy consumption of sugary beverages, such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, vitamin water drinks, and energy drinks, has been l...
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Sweeteners and Risk of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: The Role of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages.

Habitual intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, such as fruit drinks, soft drinks, energy drinks,and vitamin water drinks, is associated with high obesity and type 2 diabetes risk.

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Sugary Beverages Add to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

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Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest single source of added sugar in the diet of most Americans. They supply about 36% of added sugar in the American diet, and consume a large portion of the grocery budget of many families. In 2013, US households spent an estimated $14.3 billion on sugar-sweetened beverages. This figure is a big boost to the f...
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Plain-water intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in young and middle-aged women.

Regular drinking of water instead of sugar beverages and fruit juices may contribute positively to the prevention of type 2 diabetes in young and middle-aged women.

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Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain: a systematic review.

High intake of sugar-sweetened beverages may promote weight gain and the development of obesity.

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