Many people consume much more sugar than they think they do. We don’t think of ketchup as a sugary condiment. But that is just one of the many sugary foods items that fill many people’s kitchen cupboards.
Many people do not realize that they are addicted to sugar and even if they are not, they consume it the way that an addict would. A good example is someone who drinks tea or coffee with sugar everyday. If you removed the sugar from either beverage, they probably would not consume it, but they don’t feel like they can not get through a day without said beverage.
As many as 180,000 [email protected] around the world are linked with sugary drink consumption, according to new research presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association.
Specifically, sugar-sweetened drinks — including sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks — are linked with 133,000 [email protected] from diabetes, 6,000 deaths from cancer, and 44,000 deaths from heart disease.
In the United States specifically, “our research shows that about 25,000 [email protected] in 2010 were linked to drinking sugar-sweetened beverages,” study researcher Gitanjali M. Singh, Ph.D., who is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a statement.
The findings are based on 2010 data from the Global Burden of Diseases study on sugar-sweetened drink intake in countries around the world. Different parts of the world were affected in different ways by sugary drinks — for example, Latin American and Caribbean countries seemed to have the most diabetes-related deaths associated with sugary drinks, with 38,000 deaths. Meanwhile, heart [email protected] associated with sugary drink consumption were highest in East and Central Europe/Asia, with 11,000 [email protected]
As for countries, Mexico had the highest sugary drink-associated [email protected] rate of the 15 most populous countries included in the analysis, with 317 [email protected] for every million adults. The country with the lowest sugary drink-associated [email protected] rate was Japan, with 10 [email protected] for every million adults.
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