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      The dangers of drinking one sugary drink a day

Kim Diaz

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Sugar is present in a large part of the food and drinks consumed. But, despite this, it is one of the most accused ingredients today by damaging effects which can cause in the body.

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has analyzed data from more than 106,000 women over the age of 20 to check their sugar levels and the risks they are exposed to from their consumption.

Those women in research who drank sugary soft drinks daily they were 20% more likely to have cardiovascular disease than those who did not use to consume this type of products.


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Researchers have relied on data from some surveys of the California Teacher Study in addition to the records of hospitalized patients in the area, according to what has been collected Fast Company, and increase the existing list of risks caused by sugar with new negative effects.

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The incidence of cardiovascular disease events was defined as the first occurrence of fatal or non-fatal myocardial infarction, the revascularization procedure, or a fatal stroke or not“The authors of the study have explained in relation to sugar consumption and its effects.

The variables that have been taken into account for the conduct of the study have included the race, socioeconomic status, alcohol and tobacco consumption, family history of cardiovascular disease, use of some medications, etc.. These data have been obtained from the registration form prior to the study.

To carry out the study, a 2012 research published by the Harvard School of Public Health was taken into account, which showed that men who consume a sugary drink a day are 20% more likely to suffer from arterial disease.

The American Heart Association has advised that no more than 24 grams of sugar are consumed added daily, that is, the equivalent of 100 calories. Many times people do not realize when exceeding the recommendations because they are not aware that sugar is being consumed. Read the labels of the products you buy or eliminate those containing added sugars from the diet may be the step to avoid developing cardiovascular disease.

This article was published in Business Insider Spain by Laura Priego.

Kim recently joined the team, and she writes for the Headline column of the website. She has done major in English, and a having a diploma in Journalism. She has worked for more than 1.5 years in a media house. Now, she joined our team as a contributor for covering the latest US headlines. She is beautiful both by her looks and nature. She is very good with everyone in the team.

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