Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sweetened Drinks

Sugar sweetened drinks have been the favorite choice of food for all categories of individuals, either young or old, sweetened drinks such as those famous carbonated drinks, are often the common selections. What is more, during these days where the scorching sun hangs up high above our heads, the possibility of such inclination goes even higher than expected.

Although these drinks are sweet, they curb our desperate thirst especially under the hot sun. However, it brings us great negative impacts as far as our biological system is concerned. In America itself, researchers estimate that the increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages between 1990-2000 caused the emergence of 130,000 new diabetes cases.

In general, these drinks ranged from 120-200 equivalent calories per drink. Consequently, these added calories could potentially increase the number of individuals, not only in diabetes sufferers, but also in obesity sufferers. For the increased number of obese patients particularly, there is already a clear journal published in JAMA in the year of 2004. This piece of study can be downloaded from this link. The mentioned journal associates sugar sweetened beverage consumption with weight gain and incidence of Type 2 Diabetes.

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