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One sugar-sweetened beverage per day increases the risk of heart attacks in women by 23%
Thursday, April 02, 2009 5:02 pm Email this article
Consuming one sugar-sweetened beverage per day increases the risk of a heart attack in women over a 24-year period by 23 percent according to the Nurse's Health Study.
Consuming two or more sugar-sweetened beverage per day increases the risk of a heart attack in women by 35 percent.
The association still held after adjusting for an unhealthy lifestyle or dietary factors.
Practical advise: If you want to reduce your risk of a heart attack, reduce your consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Fung T, Malik V, Rexrode K, Manson J, Willett W, Hu F. Sweetened beverage consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Apr, 89(4):1037-42.
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Teresa T. Fung
Department of Nutrition
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Boston, MA 02115 USA
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