Hypertension and soft drinks, a relationship that needs to be monitored at home

Health is taken care of at specific moments, but in the day to day. While it is true that with the arrival of cold or heat you have to take certain measures, there are daily routines that must also be monitored to ensure a good form. An example is found in food that plays an important role in the stability of any person, especially the smallest.

Being in full development, everything that is put on the table to children should be taken into account by parents. From a plate of food to what you drink, everything influences the output of the little ones. One more warning in this regard is given by the University of Stellenbosch in the study that he has published in the magazine Journal of the Endocrine Society and that alerts the relationship between hypertension and soft drinks.


Diet and diseases

The authors of this research crossed the data of several clinical trials in which analyzed on the one hand the diet of the population and the presence of diseases such as hypertension or type 2 diabetes. In this way, those responsible for this study found that there was a link between the increase in consumption of soft drinks and the presence of conditions of this type.

These showed that the consumption of two weekly soft drinks is related to the increase in type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, the daily intake of these drinks, with a high level of sugar, was also linked to the increased risk of having hypertension in the future. Finally, it was noted that the presence of these items in the diet of people increased insulin resistance by up to 17%.


A gateway to future research that helps to understand the influence of diet on the development of the metabolism of people. Something very important for children, whose bodies are in the process of maturation and that they can suffer important alterations in their organism when reaching adult ages and that can have serious repercussions on their health.

Risk of abuse of these beverages

This research adds to others that alert parents to the consequences of abuse of beverages with excess sugar. A notice that is also made from the Public Health Commission of Boston, where other dangers related to the consumption of this type of products are related:


- Increased risk of weight gain and also to the development of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and gout.

- Daily consumption of sugary drinks increases by 60% the chances of developing obesity.

- Development of dependence on sugar and presence of symptoms of withdrawal syndrome

- Greater danger of tooth decay.

- In the long term, more risk of premature death from heart disease resulting from weight gain.

Damián Montero

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