Which Drinks Are Safe? Coffee Leads To Diabetes, Soda Linked To Heart Attacks

Two new studies have revealed that both coffee and soda can lead to severe health problems later in life.

According to the Mirror, a new study conducted in Japan has revealed that the more people spent on fizzy drinks, the more the chance that they would end up in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.

This research was conducted by the European Society of Cardiology congress, and it was presented to them in London. Professor Keijiro Saku, who led the study and is also a teacher of cardiology at Fukuoka University in Japan, has explained that the acids inside the drinks “play an important role” in raising the risk of cardiac arrest. Saku explained.

“Carbonated beverage consumption was significantly and positively associated with OHCAs of cardiac origin in Japan, indicating that beverage habits may have an impact on fatal CVD. The acid in carbonated beverages might play an important role in this association.”

“Our data on carbonated beverage consumption is based on expenditure and the association with OHCA is not causal. But the findings do indicate that limiting consumption of carbonated beverages could be beneficial for health.”

Professor Peter Weissberg, who is the medical director for the British Heart Foundation, responded to these findings, trying to downplay them, but still tried to remind consumers of the danger of drinking too many fizzy drinks.

“This study merely shows a mathematical relationship between the amount spent on fizzy drinks and the number of cardiac arrests in different areas of Japan.”

“However, this is not the same as saying that the consumption of fizzy drinks leads to heart disease or cardiac arrest.”

“We already know that sweet drinks can lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes, which is a major cause of heart disease.”

But this wasn’t the only health warning that a new study on drinks revealed. According to UPI, a new study conducted by Hospital of San Daniele del Friuli’s Dr. Lucio Mos, who works there as a cardiologist, that was presented at the 2015 congress of the European Society of Cardiology revealed that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day are four times as likely to have a heart problem.

This study was conducted over a 12-year period in Italy and saw researchers track coffee drinkers over three categories: Non-drinkers, moderate drinkers who had one to three cups a day, and heavy drinkers who had four or more.

More alarmingly though, those who were considered to be heavy coffee drinkers were found to have a 100 percent increased risk of contracting diabetes.

Mos explained, “Our study shows that coffee use is linearly associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events in young adults with mild hypertension. These patients should be aware that coffee consumption may increase their risk of developing more severe hypertension and diabetes in later life and should keep consumption to a minimum.”

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