Soda and stroke bad outcomes… one more time
By Dr. Alan Kadish NMD
It seems that there is barely a day that passess when we “discover” other reason to kick the habit.
This study links the use of sugar sweetened beverages to higher stroke risk, inflammation and host of diseases in the making. Curiously they refer to their findings even though 32,ooo+ folks were surveyed by stating: ” This finding warrants confirmation by other large studies” due to it’s being an observational study….
Let’s dive in and check the language and the reality. Although the study was observational, meaning the investigators did not assign the group, the barrage of information and other studies support the contention that sugar consumption is just plain a bad idea. The blood studies back up their claims and many observational studies more that illustrate a trend. And for those wanting to be in the know…. the more you drink the higher the risk.
Check out the real amount of sugar in your drinks by referencing the work at: Cutyoursugar.org
The major role of inflammation and disease alone, seen again in this study only amplifies the rationale that for good health avoid sugar products.
Does this mean no deserts ? No, it means that the use of limited natural sweetening agents, principally whole fruit and not concentrated fruit concoctions. Use significant moderation and forego the 2nd piece or ….this would still probably satisfy most folks sweet tooth desires. If not let’s evaluate the hormones and check for other blood sugar issues. Keep in mind that over time you can develop a change of habits.
Why did I add this caveat….because in many studies it’s been found that our taste buds have become acclimated to the expectation of higher sweetening levels, from the sugary foods. Most importantly when you withdraw from their input your taste buds recover and find the stimulation more than adequate. Takes a few weeks but I challenge you to see the difference. I typically ask my patients to eliminate the sugary products for a two week time frame. Then try a sip of their previous sugar laden beverage……more than telling and no longer as appetizing or desired.
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STUDY LINKS SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES TO STROKE RISK
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