Sugary drinks in excessive quantity a day exposes to health risks, reveals a new study. It can develop type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Details of the study are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. It is suggested to cut down on such sugar-sweetened beverages and also public health strategies are to be the call to reduce consumption of such sugary drinks.
The study was conducted by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
According to lead author Frank Hu, the liquid calories of sugary drinks are not filling and so it leads to weight gain.
He added that consuming one or two servings of such beverages may increase the developing of type 2 diabetes by 26 percent, heart attack by 35 percent and stroke by 16 percent.
The researchers say fructose gets metabolized in the liver and thereafter converted to fatty compounds called triglycerids where as glucose gets absorbed into the bloodstream from gastrointestinal tract and with the help of insulin it enters the body cells. In this form the glucose is used as a fuel to our body.
The fatty compounds on the other hand lead to fatty liver disease and it becomes insulin resistance too that further risks for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
In the US the low-cost sweeteners are used as an alternative to sucrose in sweet beverages and this is concerning the researchers.