FRUIT JUICE SIMILAR TO SODA with INCREASED RISK OF PREMATURE DEATH!
GASTROENTEROLOGY NERD ALERT: FRUIT JUICE SIMILAR TO SODA with INCREASED RISK OF PREMATURE DEATH!
Check out this important article from CNN.com about the risk posed from excess consumption of fruit juice.
“The new study defined “sugary beverages” as both sugar-sweetened thirst-quenchers, like soda and fruit-flavored infusions, and 100% natural fruit juices that have no added sugar.” Unfortunately, increased consumption of fruit juices shows harm similar to soda intake!
“Many sugar-sweetened beverages have little to no nutritional value and lots of calories, and their harmful health effects have been well-documented. Now, a study links drinking too many sugary beverages — and even 100% natural fruit juices — to an increased risk of early death.
Specifically, drinking an excessive amount of fruit juice could lead to an increased risk of premature death ranging from 9% to 42%, according to the study, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open.”
“People who consumed 10% or more of their daily calories as sugary beverages had a 44% greater risk of dying due to coronary heart disease and a 14% greater risk of an early death from any cause compared with people who consumed less than 5% of their daily calories as sugary beverages, the study showed.
Each additional 12-ounce serving of fruit juice per day was associated with a 24% higher risk of death from any cause, and each additional 12-ounce serving of sugary beverages per day was associated with an 11% higher risk. A similar relationship between sugary beverages and death due to coronary heart disease was not found.”
As a simplified guideline for wellness, your total beverage calories should provide no more than 10 percent of your total daily calories from all sources!
If you are interested in making changes in your nutrition or just want to ensure you are achieving recommended goals, please call for an appointment with our registered dietitian nutritionist, Claire Allen. We also have a comprehensive weight management program to try to fully optimize your nutrition and wellness. Call 224.407.4400 or visit compgihealth.com to learn more!
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