Soft drinks put youngsters at risk of diabetes and heart disease

Soft drinks put youngsters at risk of diabetes and heart disease

Just another study confirming the damage that regular consumption of soft drinks does to the human body – and particularly kids growing bodies.

The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth followed 1,400 teenagers as part of the long-term Raine Study into children’s health. 

They found:

  • Kids drinking one can of soft drink daily are more likely to suffer from type II diabetes, heart disease or a stroke
  • Drinking more than one can of fizzy, sugary drink resulted in lower levels of good cholesterol and higher levels of bad triglyceride in the blood
  • This bad blood result was regardless of their weight
  • Kids drinking these drinks are at much higher risk of cardio-metabolic disease later in life

Study on 1,400 teenagers, as published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, as part of the long-term 1989-2012 Raine Study into children’s health.  As reported by dnaindia.com on June 7, 2013.


 

Posted: Sunday 9 June 2013

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