The popularity of sugary drinks and soda is as high as the controversy aroused about the adverse effects that consumption on health. For some time, they are in the eye of the hurricane for the publication of numerous studies that have found that prolonged and excessive consumption has serious health consequences.
The power of the large soft drinks multinationals allows them to carry out advertising campaigns in which consumers are exposed to the health risks of these carbonated soft drinks, focusing solely on the consumption of the brand.
Consumption of these beverages on a regular basis has a number of very negative long–term consequences for our health:
– Increased risk of osteoporosis , since phosphoric acid hinders the absorption of calcium, so the bones can become weaker.
– The sugar most of these beverages erodes tooth enamel, increasing the presence of caries.
– These drinks are addictive , especially by the presence of caffeine, so generate the need to consume regularly.
– Many sodas contain oxalates, which favor the development of kidney stones.
– Substances containing generate sleep disorders such as insomnia .
– The high presence of sugars, additives and acid pH causes digestive disorders , especially gastritis.
– They can cause a malfunction of the liver and kidneys.
Besides all this list of negative health effects, it has been shown that regular consumption causes its problems overweight as drinks are rich in sugars and the presence of sodium causes fluid retention . Hence, it is a factor of risk for obesity .
Three new research published in The New England Journal of Medicine show with clear and emphatic evidence that sugary drinks are a major cause of the alarming increase in obesity in all ages. A public health problem that should not be taken lightly, as it has become a global epidemic.
Obesity is a factor of risk for future diseases , premature death and disability in adulthood. Also, overweight children suffer from respiratory difficulties, increased risk of fractures, hypertension, have early markers of cardioccal disease, psychological problems and insulin resistance.
Sedentary lifestyle a poor diet and education are the key factors when it comes to this worrying increase in the percentage of obese people. In this sense, sugary drinks are one of the culprits of this new epidemic of the 21st century. In many countries, such as the United States, they have become the first food of caloric intake. In addition, being very poor in nutrients and very rich in sugars, they are usually associated with the consumption of salty foods and fast foods. A diet that is very unhealthy and involves a number of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and hypertension.
One of the studies conducted by the School of Public Health Harvard shows that there is a total relationship between intake of sugary drinks and a genetic predisposition to obesity d and the risk of obesity. It is also noted that the harmful effects of these beverages are greater in people with a greater genetic predisposition.
In short, these new three studies warn of the risks of these sugary drinks and the need to limit their consumption, raise public awareness and promote healthy lifestyles .