For those who make an afternoon soda break a daily routine, the latest research reveals yet another reason that sugary drinks may cause harm to your health – the possibility of an increased risk of heart disease.
We have long been warned of other medical reasons that soda and other drinks with a high sugar content are bad for us. These reasons include tooth decay and loss of enamel, brittle bones in children and obesity, just to name a few. This recent revelation however may be enough to make even the most avid soda drinker go sour on these sweet drinks.
This research was conducted by a group at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Nearly 43,000 men (ages 40 – 75) were involved in the data collected for this study. They had previously been involved in a tidy that began in 1986 and ended in 2008. As part of the research, every two years the men were asked questions regarding their dietary habits and they also had blood tests taken halfway through the study.