Sugar High Drinks Linked to Genetic Risk of Obesity

If you believe that drinking just one soda pop a day is OK, it’s time to reconsider that choice. Recent studies conclude that there is a definite link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and a genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI). The result is an increased risk for obesity. The research showed that people who drank one or more SSBs daily were approximately twice as large as those who drank less than one SSB per month. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health stated, “The implication of our study is that the genetic effects of obesity can be offset by healthier food and beverage choices.”

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