- Mar 27, 2018 -
Although reports of excessive intake of sugars can lead to obesity and chronic diseases, reports of the relationship between excessive consumption of sugars and death, and differences in sources of sugars (including sugars in food and sugar in drinks) are Whether the impact of the same research has not yet been reported in detail.
Recently, Dr. Jean Welsh, an assistant professor at Emory University, and his team conducted research on these two questions.
In the study, the staff led by Dr. Welsh analyzed the data of 17,930 black and white adults over the age of 45 and estimated the consumption of food and drink according to the frequency of eating. The tracking time was about 6 years.
Among them, sugar-sweetened beverages include pre-sweetened beverages such as sodas and fruit juice beverages; sugar-containing foods include desserts, candy and sweetened breakfast foods, and foods containing calorie sweeteners such as sugar or syrup.
It is not yet clear whether sugar-free sodas are included in this study, but these beverages contain artificial sweeteners that may be as destructive as sugar.
The investigators determined the cause of death by examining the subject’s death record.
Drink more risky
The study found that especially those who consume 24 ounces a day — the equivalent of two cans of soda or more sugary drinks — are twice as likely to die of heart disease as those who consume less than one ounce.
The survey took into account a variety of social factors (such as income, race, education, smoking history, and physical activity). In addition, the researchers also controlled risk factors for known heart disease patients such as total calorie consumption, high blood pressure, and body weight. And so on, the results are still the same.