Soft drinks and Diabetes link

Diabetes or Diabetes mellitus has become a global health problem. If left untreated, diabetes will lead to complications in other diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, to impotence.

Christian Dr. Bibbins Domingo, a researcher from the University of California, San Francisco, United States, recently published research results on the incidence of heart disease with soft drink consumption.

He said the increasing consumption of soft drinks generally contain high sugar affects 130,000 new cases of diabetes, 14,000 new cases of heart disease, and 50,000 people with heart problems in the last decade.

“From the results of this study can be concluded, all policies that can reduce soft drink consumption may be positive impact on public health,” said Dr. Christian Bibbins-Domingo.

Using computer simulations, heart disease is associated with a variety of factors, such as obesity and consumption of foods containing salt. “So far, we underestimated the incidence of soft drink with heart disease because it is more popular drinks on teenagers. The focus of this disease more adults over the age of 35 years,” said Domingo.

He added that the association between the incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes are very real. However, the factors increasing obesity may also be influential.

“Various studies show the impact of consumption of sugary drinks. For decades an increase in consumption of sweet drinks,” he said.

Experts warn, to prevent diabetes, we must reduce the intake of beverages with added sugar. If diagnosed with diabetes the blood sugar, weight, blood pressure and blood fat levels should be controlled. If a sport is not controlled, it should be done with drugs.

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