A new study to stay away from sweet drinks in the daily menu. Often it can increase the risk of early death due to cardiovascular disease.
The study, published in the journal Circulation, found that people who consumed more sugar-sweetened beverages or SSB per day (equivalent to a standard glass) had a higher risk of early death from heart disease. Each additional portion of SSB is also associated with a ten percent greater risk of disease.
The more frequent consumption of drinks increases cancer deaths by 18 percent.
“Our results provide further support to SSB intake limits and to replace it with other drinks, preferably water, to improve overall health and longevity,” said the research scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Vasanti Malik’s Nutrition Department, was quoted from the Independent on Tuesday (3/19).
Previous studies have found an association between SSB intake and weight gain, a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, Although some people have looked at the relationship between SSB intake and death after the study.
Researchers used data from 37,716 American researchers in the Health Professional Follow-Up Study which began in 1986, and used 80,647 American Women in the Nurses Health Study, which began in 1976. Both studies ended in 2014.
Participants filled out surveys about their diet every four years, and answered questions about lifestyle and overall health every two years. From these results, the researchers found, SSB compared to taking less than once per month, drinking one to four drinks per month was associated with an increase in the risk of death by one percent.
Meanwhile, drinking two to six per week was found to be associated with a 6 percent increase. While one to two per day has increased by 14 percent, and two or more per day with an increase of up to 21 percent.
The UK National Health Service recommends that adults consume no more than 30 grams of sugar added to food or drinks per day. This number is reduced to 24 grams for children aged seven to 10 years, and becomes 19 grams for those aged four to six years.
The product is in the high sugar category if it contains more than a total of 22.5 kg of sugar per 100 grams. While the low category contains total sugar is 5 grams for the same size.
The researchers found that replacing sugar-sweetened drinks with artificial sweeteners (ASBs) was associated with a fairly low risk of early death. However, they also found an association between high intake levels, at least four servings per day, slightly increasing ASB risk for overall and cardiovascular mortality among women. As a result, they are against excessive consumption of ASB.
“These intakes on metabolic risk factors are very important and this is a major risk factor for early death,” said Walter Willett, epidemiology and nutrition professor.
The policy of limiting the marketing of sweet drinks to children and adolescents. In fact, he is encouraged to use tax because of the price of sweet drinks.