Sweetened drinks, stroke and diabetes: let's discover the bonds

More and more research warns against the consumption of sugary drinks, among the factors that increase the risk of obesity, stroke and diabetes.

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Sugar is closely related to the increased risk of contracting heart disease, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and stroke, which is why the consumption of sugary drinks is not recommended.

Whether carbonated, without bubbles or fruit juices, it makes no difference: sugary drinks damage health, even in moderate doses. It is enough to drink two a week to increase the risk of experiencing cardiovascular diseases.

Researchers from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa have analyzed 36 epidemiological studies carried out over the past 10 years. The survey, which appeared in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, highlighted a strong link between the consumption of sugary drinks and the worsening of parameters such as blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol, blood sugar, abdominal fat and weight gain, all risk factors for pathologies affecting the cardiovascular system and type 2 diabetes.

Not only that, based on the findings in the study, people who consume sugary drinks for 10 weeks experience a 17% decrease in insulin sensitivity.

On the dock although the fruit juices, considered by many a healthy choice, are actually a caloric bomb, a dangerous concentrate of sugars.

Beware, however, also of beverages with artificial sweeteners: another recent research, published in the Stroke newspaper and conducted on more than 4,000 adults for a period of 10 years, has shown that people who regularly consume beverages with artificial sweeteners have three times as much probability of having a stroke or developing brain dementia compared to those who do not consume it often. People analyzed in the research who consumed sweetened beverages generally tended also to suffer from hypertension and diabetes, both risk factors for stroke and dementia.

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