According to the study published in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows that about half of Americans every day to drin
According to the study published in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows that about half of Americans every day to drink sugary drinks, which leads people to obesity, and lead to increased risk.
The United States, such as high fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners, for food and beverage manufacturers, which has become a substitute for sucrose, a cheaper additive. Although in the past 10 years, people drinking sugary drinks decreased slightly, but the high fructose corn syrup is still the most popular American dietary sugar additives most widely source.
Soft drinks can provide them with at least 200 calories / day for 1/4 Americans, with a total of more than 500 calories a day, which is equivalent to about four cans of soda.
Harvard University professor of epidemiology and nutrition professor Frank Hu in recent years the related research and meta analysis were studied and investigated in detail, they found that if every day drinking sugary drinks cup of 1-2, will have the following risk:
Increased risk of type 2 diabetes 26%;
Increased risk of heart attack or sudden death 35%;
The risk of stroke increases by 16%.
They also analyzed in detail the metabolic process of fructose in the body and its impact on body weight gain and the development of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.
Unlike glucose, fructose in the liver metabolism, it can be converted into triglycerides, which may cause the occurrence of fatty liver and insulin resistance, thus leading to the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease population increase. It also causes an increase in uric acid in the blood, leading to gout.
However, due to sugary drinks and foods, fructose and glucose are often accompanied by the emergence, therefore, reducing sugar content is fundamental.
Professor Hu believes that although less sugary drinks or drinking sugar food can not completely solve the obesity, but limit sugar intake is changed and a simple and practical method, will have positive effects on the prevention of the disease and reduce cardiovascular risk. Drinking boiled water, moderate drinking coffee and tea can reduce the intake of carbohydrates.
The researchers believe that the society needs to take some measures to limit the intake of sugar people, at the same time they called WHO and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee should not be advised people to eat carbohydrates provide calories more than 10% of total calories.