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Too much of sugary soda can increase risk for obesity

It has been found that sugary soda may raise the effect of genes putting people at risk for obesity, states several studies analyzing how drinks influe...

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|Sep 24|magazine4 min read

It has been found that sugary soda may raise the effect of genes putting people at risk for obesity, states several studies analyzing how drinks influence weight gain.

The study also said, people genetically predisposed to obesity are more likely to gain weight from beverages than those without the traits.

Other research shows that sports drinks are related to added pounds among adolescents. Switching to a diet soda from a sugary one may help all kids control their weight.

One in three US adults and 17% of children are obese in the U.S and sugary beverages are the largest single caloric food source in the country.

Soda is harmful when it comes to obesity as it does not make people feel full, and eliminate the normal triggers that stop people from eating.

According to research Field presented at the AGM of the Obesity Society said, “Teenagers gained about 3.5 pounds more than their peers for each sports drink they consumed daily.”

The obesity risk for those who drank more than one sugary drink a day was about twice as high as those who had less than one serving a month. Researchers did not look at the link between generic risk factors and other types of foods.

Findings provide evidence that genes and diet may mutually influence each other.

Sonia Caprio, a pediatrician at the Yale School of Medicine in New Heaven, Connecticut said, “This study provides strong evidence that there is a significant interaction between an important dietary factor, intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, and a genetic predisposition score, obesity and the risk of obesity.”