Saturday, March 31, 2012

Just one soda per day can cause heart attacks in men

by: J. D. Heyes

You have no doubt heard that sugary, high-fructose soda is a major contributing factor to the nation's ever-growing waistline, but new research indicates that even in moderation, drinking just one soda a day is a major health risk, especially for men.

According to a new study published in the medical journal Circulation, a daily soda increases your heart risk http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57395843/soda-a-day-may-lead-to-heart-attacks-in-men/?tag=broadcast, even if it's not leading to much weight gain.

The ingestion of such high concentrations of sugar "appears to be an independent risk factor for heart disease," says the study's lead author Frank Hu, M.D., a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), in Boston.

"Continually subjecting our bodies to high amounts of glucose, to high blood sugar levels that trigger large secretions of insulin results in stresses that in the long run show up as high risk of heart disease and diabetes," the study's co-author, Dr. Walter Willett, told CBS News. Read more...


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