CNN – Design Yourself, Fans of Diet sodas and Sugar Beverages. This is worse news and another reason to consider throwing away your favorite soda or soft drink.
A new study followed more than 450,000 people in 10 European countries by the age of 19 and found those who drank two or more cups of any kind of soda a day were at greater risk of dying than any cause of death from people who drank less than a glass every month. None of the people had cancer, diabetes, heart disease or stroke before participating.
A study published Tuesday by JAMA Internal Medicine found men and women who drank two or more glasses a day of sugary soft drinks were at a higher risk of dying from digestive disorders, while those who were drinking the same amount of diet drinks were at a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
The connection with digestive disease in the study is interesting, said Dr. Sharon Horesh Bergquist, associate professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
'Experimental evidence indicates that high blood sugar and high sugar intake can damage the gut barrier, leading to' gut penetration 'and access to the gut immune system, alter gut microbiota and increase sensitivity to gut intestinal infections, "she said. "These pathways may increase sensitivity to digestive diseases."
Overall consumption of non-alcoholic beverages in the study was also associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, but not Alzheimer's disease or cancer.
Non-alcoholic beverages were defined as "low-calorie or diet sodas", "carbonated soft drinks" such as cola and lemonade, and "fruit squash or heart products" which are non-alcoholic concentrated syrups typically mixed with sugar and water. In this study, one glass of soft drink was 8 ounces or 250 milliliters; the typical soda can in the world contains 1
This large, long-term study is another in the growing list of studies that  In February, the American Heart Association published a study that found that drinking two or more types of artificially sweetened beverages a day was associated with an increased risk of clot-based stroke, heart attack and early death in women over 50. The risks were highest for women without a history of heart disease or diabetes and women suffering from obesity or African American.
Previous studies have shown a link between diet drinks and stroke, dementia, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome that can lead to heart disease and diabetes.
In March, a study published in Circulation magazine used data from 80,500 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Survey and nearly 40,000 men from the Health Professionals Survey. It found that women who drink more than two servings of sugary drinks a day – defined as a standard glass, bottle or can – have a 63% increased risk of premature death compared to women who drink less than once a month. Men who did the same had a 29% increase in risk.
Those who consumed more than one sugary drink per month but less than two per day seemed to have a dose effect: The more they drink, the greater the risk.  The replacement of one sugary drink per day with artificially sweetened milk has been found to reduce the risk of premature death, but drinking four or more artificially sweetened beverages increases the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease in women. The same effect is not observed in men and is not observed at risk of dying of cancer.
While the studies above do not see a link between soft drinks and cancer, another study published in BMJ in July did a study tracked more than 100,000 adult French people and found they only drink a small glass of sugary drink a day – 100 ml, about one-third of a typical soda can – up to an 18% increase in total cancer risk and a 22% increase in breast cancer risk.
This study, as well as other studies on the relationship between diet and sugary drinks and health risks, are observational and cannot show cause and effect. This is a major limitation, according to the researchers, as it is impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, type of drink, obesity or other hidden health problem.
"The reason for these associations is not clear," Bergquist said. "Other potential biological causes may be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners with sugar cravings, appetite stimulation and glucose intolerance."
Robert Rankin, President of the Calorie Control Council, the Low Calorie Trade Group diet and food, said in a statement that "low and calorie sweeteners have a long safety record and are an important tool for weight management and diabetes treatment. This study paints hexadecimal view of the importance of these products to consumers. "
Associate or not, you decided to stop throwing with your soft drink du jour (and avoid future cheating). Good for you, literally. Here are some tips on how to do it with the least heartache.
Cut down properly
Going cold turkey is difficult and can set you up for failure. Instead, registered nutritionist and CNN contributor Lisa Driver offers a gradual approach.
"Cut back on one serving a day until you get one drink a day," says Dreyer. "Then strive every other day until you can completely stop the soft drinks.
" Alternating with selfie / sparkling water can help you reduce, "she added." After all, you can replace soft drinks with selfies or sparkling water if you crave carbonation. "
Find a different physique
Speaking of carbonation, for many people, the fix is the phys. Find carbonated selfie water or mix a healthy fruit alternative with carbonated water. You can't go wrong with soda juice. blueberries or pomegranates, said registered nutritionist and nutritionist Rahaf Al Bocci, spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
"The recommendation for fruit juice is usually 4 ounces a day, Al Bocchi said.
One note: Try to drink your food bubble, not yourself, is advised by experts wound water can erode the enamel of your teeth, because carbon dioxide, which turns water into a bladder, turns into carbonic acid in the mouth, which can affect the health of your teeth.
Squeeze the Sweet Tooth
Bergquist offers to satisfy your craving for sugar by substituting naturally sweet foods such as fruits and dates that contain "health-promoting vitamins, minerals and bioactive chemicals called phytonutrients."
sugar with fiber leading to ba but stable, not a sharp rise in blood sugar, "said Bergqvist.
It also proposes to engage in a sugar-free challenge for at least two weeks.
"Our taste buds turn in every two weeks," she said. "This means that if you manage to overcome the intense desire for sugar in the first two weeks, your taste buds will adapt to find natural sugary foods. more satisfying. "
Hindrance to habit
We are creatures of routine and ritual. Just like when a person can crave smoking (say after eating), find out what your usual trigger is and try to replace it. Bored at your desk? Call at
If you haven't drunk caffeine-free soda, then a good part of your supplement to the soft drink is the caffeine buzz you get. substitute green or black tea, Al Bocchi said.
"You will get the caffeine boost you are looking for without added sugar and also get a good dose of antioxidants," she added.  "Herbal teas such as hibiscus, herbs, berries, mint are flavored and sweet, without contributing to sugar or calories," Drayer suggested.
Woo the water
Bring a water bottle with you or have a pail of ice cold water near your desk. If it is easily accessible to you, you are more likely to get water from a sugary drink.
If you're not a fan of plain water, Drayer suggested you add a little sparkle.
"Try Fruit in Water – You can buy a jar, fill it with water, then add slices of oranges, lemons, strawberries, watermelon, or whatever fruit you like so that the water is infused. with the fruity aroma and provide sweetness to your palate, "she said.
Embrace the efforts
Finally, allow yourself to slip from time to time.
"Remember that drinking a sweet drink every now and then will not directly cause adverse health effects." Al Bocchi said. "Allowing you to enjoy all your beverages while respecting how it fits into your overall pattern of healthy eating is the key to a healthy relationship with food."
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