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Soda Drink Consumption Linked to Risk of Heart Disease in Women

March 24, 2009: 05:25 AM EST
Sugary drinks such as soda can increase the risk of coronary heart disease in women, according to a new study led by Simmons College Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung. Women who drank two or more servings a day were 35 percent more likely to suffer from heart disease than those who had one or no drinks a day. Researchers found that a number of factors were related to higher consumption of soda beverages, including smoking, lower levels of physical activity, higher body mass index, and consumption of more energy, saturated and trans fats, and less alcohol, fruit, and vegetables. The study was published in the April edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and was based on data from the Nurses’ Health Study.
"Sugary Drinks are Bad for Your Heart", Simmons College, March 24, 2009, © Simmons College
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