Sugary drinks are harmful to women's hearts

Ph.D. Christina Shay, associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma health conducted a study that showed that drinking two or more cups of sugar drinks per day, can lead to an increase in waist in women, as well as increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. In this study, researchers compared middle-aged women and older who drank two or more drink with sugar in a day, such as sodas or flavoured waters with added sugar, and women who drank one or less. Women consuming two drinks were almost four times more likely at high levels of triglycerides, as well as the likelihood that their waistline will grow due to disorders of glucose metabolism. In men, this effect is not observed. "Women who drank more than two sugar-sweetened drinks per day, was increased in the waist, but not necessarily gaining weight," said Christina Shay, Ph.D., lead author of the study, these women also developed high triglycerides, which contributes to the risk of diabetes.

Implantable drinks provoke the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in women, as they are in comparison with men, spend less calories. The study was presented at the scientific sessions of the American heart Association in 2011.

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