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Mortality outcomes associated with intake of fast-food items and sugar-sweetened drinks among older adults in the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) study.

High dietary ingestion of fast foods and sugar-sweetened beverages may elevate mortality risk in older adults.

​This research work studied the connection between the consumption of fast foods and sugar-sweetened beverages and mortality risk in older adults. Researchers monitored the dietary and mortality records of more than 65,000 men and women between the ages of 50 and 76 years. 

Researchers observed that increased intake of fast foods and sugared beverages correlated with greater mortality risk. High cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality risk was associated with frequent consumption of fast foods in this study. The data from this study show that fondness for fast foods and sugared beverages may increase the rate of mortality in older adults.

Research Summary Information

  • 2016
  • Barrington WE, White E.
  • Department of Psychosocial and Community Health,University of Washington School of Nursing,1959 NE Pacific Street,Box 357263,Seattle,WA 98195,USA. Cancer Prevention Program,Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,Seattle,USA.
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