Newest study based on the findings of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine has showed that soda could shorten a peoples lifespan.
In many reports from researchers it is measured the caps of chromosomes hat are linked to aging called telomeres.
About 5,000 people who participated in the study where their samples from blood were taken, and despite being free from diabetes and heart disease, the persons who drank the most soft drinks and other sugary beverages had shorter telomeres than those who limit their consumption.
Is it Dangerous to Drinking a Lot of Soda?!?
Based on the study, the people who consume more than half liter of soda reduced their lifespan by almost five years.
In this study it is alarming that about this is that the shortening of the mentioned chromosomes are equivalent to smoking daily, which means that drinking sodas is as harmful as smoking cigarettes.
The people who are consume regular sweet beverages could influence the development of diseases as this could strain the metabolic control of the body over sugars.
And also drinking the sodas can accelerate cellular aging very much. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, All the sugary drinks, including soda, have become more popular than ever during the past 30 years, with the rise in number of obese people.
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People who Consume Sugary drinks (or Soda) Must Understand!!
Many people are still fond of drinking soda every day. A lot of people who consume soda choose sodas over water, which is a much better alternative.
The study performed by a team of researchers at the University of California San Francisco started in 1999 until 2002 where healthy adults, ranging from 20 years old to 65 years old joined the survey. It is to note that even though the research was done in a well-respected environment, it still remained an observational study as it only involved one dietary recall as well as one blood sample.
This does not mean that you cannot consume it lightly. Many consumers, particularly 50% of them consume soda almost every day, this has turned into a strange habit. This bad habit can potentially cause heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and just like the study suggests, a shorter lifespan.
While the study confirmed that there were no negative effects from drinking non-carbonated drinks, diet sodas, and fruit juices, it is still more preferred to go for healthier options, including water and green tea.