Women who drank 2 or more sugar sweetened beverages per day were at an increased risk for heart disease, according to scientists at the University of Oklahoma. These findings were irrespective of the weight gain pattern over the 5-year study, thus suggesting that it is not just obesity that is increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Women who drank 2 or more sugary beverages per day were 4-times more likely to develop high triglyceride levels than women who drank fewer sugar-sweetened beverages. These women were also more likely to develop abnormal levels of fasting glucose, a sign they could be developing type-2 diabetes. Women who drink sugar-sweetened beverages have to pay a higher price than men because women require fewer calories than men per day.
AdvertisementThe findings were presented at the American Heart Association's meeting in Orlando, Fla.