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Consequences of the consumption of sugar in drinks

The consumption of sugar-containing drinks increases the risk for the development of metabolic syndrome by up to 20 percent. Also lemonade and fruit juices with high fructose, or fruit sugar content is a risk.

In the evaluation of several studies, it was found that it is important, the consumption of sugar-containing drinks and to restrict in order to avoid health problems and, specifically, the emergence of a metabolic syndrome. The results were published in the English journal “JAMA Network Open”.

What is the metabolic syndrome?

The Metabolic syndrome encompasses a group of diseases and symptoms, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat and increased cholesterol and triglyceride values, which occur together. Taken together, these diseases increase the diseases of the a Person’s risk for type 2 Diabetes and heart, explain the researchers.

Data from nearly 50,000 people have been analyzed

For the current analysis, the Team reviewed the data from studies involving almost 50,000 people had participated. With more than 14,000 people, the metabolic syndrome was diagnosed. In the Review, the researchers found that the intake seems to be of great fruit sugar amounts with the risk of metabolic syndrome associated.

How strong is the risk increased?

Fructose or fruit sugar is contained in many sodas and fruit juices. However, there are differences in the harmfulness of different fructose sources. In the current study, it was found that the consumption of beverages with a total content increased in fructose of approximately 12 ounces (0.34 kg) or more, the risk for metabolic syndrome by at least 14 percent. The consumption of fresh fruit, which contained the same amounts of fructose, not, increased the risk for a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, report researchers.

Here, clearly, the sugar does not equal sugar. And if people would base all decisions in relation to the consumption of food solely on the sugar content, you could miss the nutritional benefits of some foods, explain the researchers.

Policies should focus on full-value food

The results of the study show that in the development of guidelines for the nutrition and diet recommendations, especially on full value of food should be respected and not only the individual ingredients of a food, explains research group. On drinks high in sugar content, it is important to renounce, on the other hand, even if it is fruit sugar. (as)

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