Sickness Prevention

To avoid heart disease, give up the sugary beverages


Individuals who are interested in sickness prevention should educate themselves on the foods they should avoid if they want to stay healthy. For example, a recent study published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal suggests that men who drink sugar-sweetened beverages have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than those who do not.

The scientists found that men between the ages of 40 and 75 who drank a 12-ounce sugary beverage a day had a 20 percent higher risk of developing a heart condition than men who do not consume any sugar-sweetened drinks.

According to the researchers, these findings add further evidence to previous studies, which found that sugary drinks can be damaging to heart health, and a person's overall well-being. It's not just adults that are affected either, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that sugar drinks are the largest source of added sugar and an important contributor of calories in the diets of U.S. children.

The scientists added that this study supports recommendations that people avoid consuming too many sugar-sweetened beverages. 

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