Consumption of soda and sweetened drinks leads to chronic kidney disease: Study

Jan 24 2019 06:52 PM
Consumption of soda and sweetened drinks leads to chronic kidney disease: Study

If you drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks and soda then you might be giving invitation to chronic kidney disease. According to study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) suggest that certain beverages may affect kidney health, but study results have been inconsistent.

Casey Rebholz from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said that there is a lack of comprehensive information on the health implications of the wide range of beverage options that are available in the food supply. He further added that in particular, there is limited information on which types of beverages and patterns of beverages are associated with kidney disease risk in particular.

The study is carried out on the 3,003 African-American men and women with normal kidney function..Among the 3,003 participants, 185 (6 per cent) developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) over a median follow-up of 8 years. a beverage pattern consisting of soda, sweetened fruit drinks, and water was associated with a higher risk of developing CKD. Participants in the top tertile for consumption of this beverage pattern were 61 per cent more likely to develop CKD as compared to those in the bottom one.

 

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