- Are you fond of freakshakes or other sugary drinks
- You may end up developing type-2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, etc
- Beverages contributes to the onset of hypertension and diabetes
The analysis of the review also found a link between sugar sweetened beverage consumption and the metabolic syndrome, a host of risk factors that up the chances of developing heart disease. The authors reviewed 36 studies on the cardio-metabolic effects of sugar sweetened drink consumption from the past decade. Some recent studies reached conflicting findings regarding the relationship between beverage consumption and health conditions such as diabetes and heart diseases, the researchers critically assessed the research landscape for overall trends.
Most of the studies that were reviewed and analysed looked at individuals who drank more than five sugar-sweetened beverages a week. Other studies on diet and diabetes revealed consuming as few as two servings of sugar sweetened beverages a week was linked to an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Several of the analysed studies found drinking at least one sweetened beverage a day was associated with spiked blood pressure.
"The findings demonstrate there is a clear need for public education about the harmful effects of excess consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages," Essop noted.
With Inputs from IANS