Sodas May Increase Cardio-vascular Disease

Before you consume another sugary soda drink you might want to consider your cardio-vascular health. Researchers find that American adults consume on average about fifteen percent of their calories from sugars added to foods during processing. A whopping thirty-seven percent of the added sugar consumed is in sugar-sweetened beverages. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control projects that regularly drinking as little as one twelve-ounce sugary soda a day may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by about thirty percent. And that amount is independent of total calories, obesity, or other risk factors. Officials say U.S. diets should limit the intake of calories from added sugars.


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