Hard truths about soft drinks - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

January's Senior Learning Center Spotlight Story

Hard truths about soft drinks

 

Middle-aged adults who regularly consume soft drinks have a 48% greater risk of having or developing metabolic syndrome than those who don't according to data from the Framingham Heart Study.  Soft drink consumption has been linked to obesity and other problems in children and adolescents, but the association in adults has been unclear.

Researchers analyzed data taken from two evaluations between 1998 and 2001.  The data included 8,997 "person observations."  All subjects were in their mid-50's and free from metabolic syndrome at base line.

Besides having a higher risk of metabolic syndrome, those who drank at least one soft drink daily had significantly higher triglycerides or high fasting blood glucose, and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.  Whether they drank diet or regular soft drinks didn't matter.

After controlling for saturated and trans fat consumption, dietary fiber intake, smoking and physical activity, researchers found that soft drink consumption was still significantly linked to metabolic syndromes and other health problems.

Click here to learn more about Metabolic Syndrome

 

  • Senior LifeMore>>

  • Spokane Area Senior Centers

    Spokane Area Senior Centers

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 1:02 PM EDT2009-04-28 17:02:13 GMT
    This is a list of addresses and phone numbers for Senior Citizen Community Centers in the Spokane Area.>>
    This is a list of addresses and phone numbers for Senior Citizen Community Centers in the Spokane Area.>>
  • North Idaho Senior Centers

    North Idaho Senior Centers

    Thursday, April 23 2009 7:22 PM EDT2009-04-23 23:22:05 GMT
    This is a list of addresses and phone numbers for Senior Citizen Community Centers in the North Idaho Area.>>
    This is a list of addresses and phone numbers for Senior Citizen Community Centers in the North Idaho Area.>>
  • Senior Housing Options

    Senior Housing Options

    Independent Living/Retirement Communities, Assisted Living Communities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Adult Family Homes.  How are they different and how do you know which one is right for you?>>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/