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October 7, 2015

In research published just this week, it was found that, “There is compelling evidence that drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages, which contain added sugars in the form of high fructose corn syrup or table sugar (sucrose), can lead to excess weight gain and a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.” This is  according to  paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

We have talked about the dangers of these drinks for years, but it is comforting to know that even the most recent literature continues to support this notion. The article states, “… reveals that consuming one or two servings a day has been linked to:

  • as high as a 26 percent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes,
  • a 35 percent greater risk of heart attack or fatal heart disease, and
  • a 16 percent increased risk of stroke”

Of all the things that we can do to preserve our health, let this be a small (but vital) step in the right direction: stop drinking these drinks!

Click here to read the full article.

Mary DiMatteo
Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC