Urgent warning as just one can of Coke a WEEK ‘could be deadly’
IF you’re thinking about ordering another can of coke, you might want to reconsider.
People who drink more than one sugary drink a week are at higher risk of several deadly diseases — including cancer, US and Chinese researchers have found.
They said that high sugar consumption is “generally more harmful than beneficial to health.”
For every additional sugary drink per week, people increase their chances of suffering from 45 different medical conditions, the authors found.
They are now urging people to stick to the World Health Organization’s six teaspoons a day to stave off risks ranging from diabetes to tooth decay.
Six teaspoons of sugar is roughly equivalent to 25g of sugar, which is found in four KitKat fingers or two 150ml glasses of fruit juice.
The big review found that each additional sugar-sweetened drink per day was associated with a 17 percent higher risk of coronary artery disease, a 4 percent higher risk of gout, and a 4 percent higher risk of death.
Experts also found strong links between dietary sugar consumption and metabolic problems such as diabetes and obesity.
It has also been firmly linked to ten heart problems, including high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke, and seven types of cancer, including breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer.
Excess sugar has also been linked to other health problems such as asthma, tooth decay and depression, according to the results published in the publication BMJ.
Even fructose, a naturally occurring sugar found in fruit juices, has been linked to a 22 percent increased risk of pancreatic cancer per 25g per day.
The NHS says adults should eat no more than 30g of free sugar a day, which is around seven sugar cubes.
However, the authors recommend reducing your consumption of added sugar to under 25g per day — about six teaspoons.
They also suggest limiting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages to less than one serving per week.
“To change sugar consumption habits, particularly among children and adolescents, a combination of comprehensive public health education and policies worldwide is urgently needed,” they said.
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