Executive Health: Sugary drinks related with weight gain and increased BMI

A recent analysis of 32 studies conducted by Vasanti Malik, Walter Willett, and Frank Hu from the Harvard School of Public Health demonstrated conclusive evidence that sugary drinks were related to weight gain and increased Body Mass Indexes (BMI)

Every extra 12 ounce sugary drink consumed resulted in an increased BMI and for working adults, this meant adding an additional 1/4 to 1/2 pound of fat for each extra 12 ounce sugary drink over a one year period. This also means that by eliminating sugary drinks (including soda, juice, and energy drinks) from children’s diets, there will be a corollary drop in their BMIs. Adding these types of drinks to the diets of adults resulted in increased weight gain, obesity and risk of diabetes.

As sugared drinks have no nutritional value, it behooves working executives especially who have little exercise, to eliminate these drinks from their diet in order to lower their BMIs and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

From: Health News Wire

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