Study Says Skip the Sugary Drinks
Sugary sodas are unhealthful for many reasons: They raise blood glucose in people with diabetes, and they can lead to heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, nearly one in three Americans still drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage (not including 100 percent fruit juice) per day, according to a nationwide survey of 157,668 adults. People between the ages of 18 and 24, men, African American adults, the unemployed, and those with less than a high school education were most likely to down the sugary drinks. A better option: Quench your thirst with water.
Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published online Feb. 26, 2016
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