Drinking Soda May Hurt the Heart, Possibility Up of Heart Disease

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This study will make you turn from soda faster than ever before. According to findings presented at European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2015 in London, drinking too much carbonated beverages can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, or out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) of cardiac origin.

The study analysed the impact of various beverages on people between 2005 and 2011 in the 47 prefectures or sub-divisions of Japan. Principal investigator Keijiro Saku, professor of cardiology at Fukuoka University in Japan said, “Carbonated beverage consumption was significantly and positively associated with OHCAs of cardiac origin in Japan, indicating that beverage habits may have an impact on fatal CVD (cardiovascular disease).”

He added, “The acid in carbonated beverages might play an important role in this association.” (Diet Soda & Belly Fat: Here’s What You Need to Know)

The study involved nearly 800,000 patients who had out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of cardiac and non-cardiac origin. Data on the consumption of the various beverages per person was obtained from the ministry of health, labour and welfare of Japan, using expenditure on beverages as a proxy measure. The researchers found that expenditures on carbonated beverages were significantly associated with OHCAs of cardiac origin.Expenditures on other beverages, including green tea, black tea, coffee, cocoa, fruit or vegetable juice, fermented milk beverage, milk and mineral water were not significantly associated with OHCAs of cardiac origin. The findings indicate that limiting consumption of carbonated beverages could be beneficial for health.

Courtesy- NDTV Food

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