Heads up sugary-sweet beverages’ fans! A new study has analyzed 250,000 people, and claiming that there is a strong relationship between sugar-sweetened drinks with overweight and obesity in children and adults.
This new review about the sugar-sweetened beverages’ latest evidence includes 30 new studies which were published between 2013 and 2015.
It says that various countries that have not already done should take necessary actions as soon as possible to prevent the consequences attached.
The analysis which was written by the EASO President Elect Dr Nathalie Farpour-Lambert (University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland), Dr Maira Bes-Rastrollo, University of Navarra, Spain, and Carlos III Institute of Health, Spain, and lead author Dr Maria Luger, Special Institute for Preventive Cardiology And Nutrition SIPCAN, Salzburg, Austria published in the journal Obesity Facts, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO).
The researchers stated by combining the previous review that included 32 studies across the period 1990-2012 with this latest research that these sugary beverages certainly lead to excessive weight gain.
The experts are suggesting that public health policies should take some moves to reduce the consumption of sugary beverages and encourage healthy alternatives.
Several reviews have pointed the relation between sugary sweet beverages and body weight measures but numerous studies linking sugary beverage consumption and overweigh points to sugary beverages’ independent effect.
The reviewers said that work should be started from ground levels to build a healthy society. Professional networks and the food and beverages industry should consider international standards and promote healthy diets according to that.