The results of a recent study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2011 Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida, USA, the Eve who ate two or more glasses of sugary drinks every day, even if they have normal weight, are at increased risk of heart disease and diabetes . Sweet drinks in question here is carbonated beverages like soda or water with added sugar.
We are a fan of sweet drinks? It’s good from now on you are more cautious because recent research shows, the habit of consuming sweetened beverages may increase the risk of heart disease. Researchers say previous studies have been reviewed and found an association between sweetened beverages and obesity, high blood lipids, hypertension, and diabetes type 2. But this time a large study showed no association between sweetened beverages and cardiovascular risk factors, the researchers said.
Dr. Christina Shay, as well as an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City to compare the effects of consumption of sugary drinks in middle-aged women and older women.
Women who drank two glasses or more sugary drinks a day tend to be more likely to have larger waist size and have impaired fasting glucose levels. They are almost four times more likely to have elevated levels of triglycerides – a type of blood fat associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
In a statement, Shay said, women who drank more than two glasses of sweetened drinks a day waist size increases, but not necessarily gain weight.
“Most people assume that individuals who eat lots of sweetened beverages has increased obesity, which in turn, increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Although it is true, but this study suggests that risk factors for heart disease and stroke remain there even if women do not experience weight gain, “he added.