Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Sweetened Drinks Linked to Men’s Heart Failure Risk

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According to a study completed at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, men who regularly drink sweetened beverages have a greater risk of heart failure. This study found that Swedish men who drank at least two sweetened beverages per day had a 23% greater risk of heart failure than others. This information came from tracking the health of 42,000 men ages 45-79 from 1998-2000.

The takeaway from this study is that people who regularly drink sweetened beverages should consider reducing their intake to lower their heart failure risk as well as their risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity. While this particular study only examined men, researchers believe that the same association can be made with women.

These findings were published in Heart on November 2, 2015.

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