Posts Tagged ‘soft drinks’

Drinking sodas increase erosion of tooth enamel

Monday, July 29th, 2013

When it comes to enamel erosion of your teeth, diet soda is no better than regular ones, a new study has found.

In the last 25 years, Kim McFarland, D.D.S., associate professor in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, has seen an increase in the number of dental patients with erosion of the tooth enamel – the protective layer of the tooth.

Once erosion occurs, it can’t be reversed and affects people their whole life.

“I’d see erosion once in a while 25 years ago but I see much more prevalence nowadays,” Dr. McFarland said.

“A lot of young people drink massive quantities of soda. It’s no surprise we’re seeing more sensitivity,” she said.

Triggers like hot and cold drinks – and even cold air – reach the tooth’s nerve and cause pain.


It’s official! Soft drinks are hazardous to health

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Zero-calorie beverages can mess with your metabolism, and affect the way in which your body processes sugars, according to a study.

The report says that artificially sweetened beverages are not only associated with bad health effects similar to those linked with consuming regular soda – but could even have worse long term health effects.

Lead author Susan Swithers of the department of psychological sciences and ingestive behavior research center at Purdue University, told that in lots of ways, the artificial sweeteners have got the benefit of the doubt, as they don’t have any calories.

Based on an analysis, Swithers and her team predicted that artificial sweeteners can train people’s brains and bodies to react differently when something sweet is tasted.


Too much soft drink may put youngsters at risk of diabetes, heart disease

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Young people consuming more than one can of soft drink daily are more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, heart disease or a stroke, a new study has claimed.

The health of 1400 teenagers were followed by The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, as part of its ongoing long-term Raine Study into children’s health.

The new results showed that drinking more than one can of fizzy, sugary drink resulted in lower levels of good cholesterol and higher levels of bad triglyceride in the blood – regardless of whether the people consuming it were overweight, the Age reported.

Researchers said that meant that these teenagers were at higher risk of cardio-metabolic disease later in life.

The Raine Study began in 1989 when 2900 pregnant women were recruited, and their kid’s health has been assessed from birth.


Sugary soft drinks may be responsible for 180,000 deaths across globe each year: Study

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks may be associated with about 180,000 deaths around the world each year, according to a research.

The study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions pointed pit that sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to excess body weight, which increases the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers.

The data collected as part of the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases Study.

Researchers linked intake of sugar- sweetened beverages to 133,000 diabetes deaths, 44,000 deaths from cardiovascular diseases and 6,000 cancer deaths.

Seventy-eight percent of these deaths due to over-consuming sugary drinks were in low and middle-income countries, rather than high-income countries.


Don’t touch these foods post workout

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Post workout meal should help you refuel and recover, not pile on more fat. Here’s a list of what not to eat, post workout!

An intense workout always makes you feel great. But your first thought post workout is food! A right diet, being psychologically motivated and a regular physical activity is a must in your quest to lose weight. However, you might be surprised to learn that certain combinations of foods eaten post workout can actually sabotage your entire weight loss campaign!

Sweetened drinks and soda


Diet drinks ‘not behind junk food cravings’

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Sugar-free fizzy drinks are no more likely to make you eat junk food than water, researchers have claimed.

Previously, a number of studies had claimed that artificial sweeteners in diet drinks wreaked havoc with hormones and made people feel hungry and crave sweet and fatty foods.

It was believed that artificial sweeteners, due to their intense sweetness, disrupted hunger hormones and encouraged people to eat sweet food.

The study from the University of North Carolina followed 318 overweight and obese adults, who drank at least 280 calories worth of drinks each day, the Daily Mail reported.

One third of the participants substituted two daily servings of sugary drinks with water and another third substituted it with diet drinks, including Diet Coke.

After six months, they reported their food and drink intake over that period.


Health news: Large amounts of soft drink increase asthma risk

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

High level of soft drink consumption may make a person more vulnerable to asthma and, or, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study has revealed.

Led by Zumin Shi, MD, PhD, of the University of Adelaide, researchers conducted computer assisted telephone interviewing among 16,907 participants aged 16 years and older in South Australia between March 2008 and June 2010 inquiring about soft drink consumption.

Soft drinks comprised Coke, lemonade, flavored mineral water, Powerade, and Gatorade etc.

Read the full story here

Health tip of the day

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Soft drinks, colas, sodas and other aerated drinks provide `empty` calories; even juices, unless made from fresh fruit and prepared without additives come in this category. Avoid them to prevent weight gain.

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