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.

This study investigated the association between regular drinking of sugar-sweetened and artificial-sweetened beverages and the likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome. Researchers reviewed data and evidence from 12 studies that examined the effect habitual consumption of sugary beverages on metabolic syndrome risk.

The team of scientists discovered that subjects with high consumers of sugar-sweetened and artificial-sweetened beverages were at most risk of developing metabolic syndrome. The authors concluded that regular consumption of sugary beverages may contribute positively to the development of metabolic syndrome.

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