Bad News for Soft Drink Sippers
If you drink at least one soft drink everyday, you could have more than a 50% higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome, according to a new study in the American Heart Association's Journal "Circulation".
Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions like excess fat around the waist, high blood pressure, problems with insulin and abnormal cholesterol levels.
Having 3 or more of these factors increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Researchers found the risk was high whether you were drinking regular or diet soda.
But, the American Beverage Association says there are health consequences to overconsumption of any product high in calories and that the study does not support a link between soft drinks and heart disease.
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