A new study from Harvard exposed a very common drink as a major contributor to high blood pressure, stroke and heart attacks.
What’s worse, other risk factors skyrocketed with just 2 of those drinks per day as well, such as pancreatic cancer (87%), diabetes (44%) and gout (85%).
Moderation is the buzz-word of the day anymore, yet evidence suggests that it is a concept that is dwindling in its application, specifically to diet.
Most people understand that drinking too much alcohol and using tobacco and other drugs is bad for health; addiction leads to billions of dollars’ worth of preventable health complications, loss of work productivity, and costs associated with deaths every year.
The harsh realities of drugs and alcohol aren’t a hard sell to the public. However, a ‘softer’ addiction is wreaking havoc on health and it isn’t just leading to obesity and diabetes.
A study out of the Harvard School of Public Health has shown that sugary beverage consumption- specifically, soda- is an independent health risk for heart disease. This means that it isn’t just a contributing factor…drinking too much soda alone can cause heart disease.
Not only does a sugared beverage have an excess of processed sugar that spikes blood sugar levels and leads to obesity, but the chemicals in it have been shown to instantly trigger an inflammatory response all over the body within minutes of consumption.
The Harvard study showed that people who consumed as few as two sodas per day were at significantly increased risk of heart disease- more than 20%.
What’s worse, other risk factors skyrocketed with just 2 sodas per day as well, such as pancreatic cancer (87%), diabetes (44%) and gout (85%).
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