Sugar sweetened beverages consumption and risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.

Consistent consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages may increase likelihood of developing of coronary heart disease (CHD).

This study investigated the link between high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and the odds of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). Researchers reviewed and analyzed dietary and clinical data extracted from 4 prospective studies.

The team of investigators observed that male subjects who regularly consumed sugar-sweetened beverages demonstrated a significant elevation in coronary heart disease development risk. A 16% increase in coronary heart disease risk was found to be associated with the consumption of an extra serving of sugar-sweetened beverage per day was in this study. The results of this study support dietary recommendation that promote the reduction and total exclusion of sugar-sweetened beverages from diets.

Research Summary Information

  • 2014
  • Huang C, Huang J, Tian Y, Yang X, Gu D.
  • State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, Department of Evidence Based Medicine, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, Department of Evidence Based Medicine, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. Electronic address: gudongfeng@vip.sina.com.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No source of funding disclosure found
  • No potential conflicts disclosure found
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