Study: Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Drinks Are Bad


Many people make the mistake of believing artificially sweetened beverages and products are healthier since they have fewer calories and no sugar. Yet, a study revealed that both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages are harmful to your heart, even if you only drink about half a can a day. The study was led by a group of scientists from Sorbonne Paris Nord University and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1 It followed years of research linking sugar sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages to obesity, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.2,3 Many experts believe the rising rates of obesity and cardiovascular disease can be attributed in large part to junk food, of which sugary beverages and soft drinks are contributing factors.4 According to a report from Healthy Food America, the majority of people in the U. Study: Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Drinks Are Bad

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