Artificially sweetened beverages and all-cause mortality in women

The American Heart Association published a report examining the association between artificially sweetened beverage consumption and all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women in the USA.

Compared to the majority of participants, who were infrequent consumers (never or less than once a week) of artificially sweetened beverages, those that reported a high consumption (twice or more a day) of these beverages had more than a 2-fold increased risk of having a small artery occlusion ischemic stroke.

An overall high intake of artificially sweetened beverages was associated with an increased risk of stroke, coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality. In addition, a BMI of 30 or more, further increased the risk.

Water and milk are best to drink but if you and your family drink sweetened drinks take a look at our tips for replacing sweetened drinks.

Posted: 20/02/2019 15:13:48 by Joanna Gallagher
Filed under: Artificially sweetened beverages, BMI, Coronary heart disease, Stroke, Women


 

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