Research results that aging progresses as smokers when drinking 500 ml of carbonated drink every day
Carbonated beverages affect bone and blood pressure, etc. In addition, sugar contained in a large amount may cause obesity and heart disease. A study that aging progresses as smokers when you drink such carbonated drinks was published at the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH).
American Public Health Association - Soda and Cell Aging: Associations Between Sugar - Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Leukocyte Telomere Length in Healthy Adults From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys
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The research team led by Dr. Elissa Epel of the University of California, San Francisco,TelomereFocusing on the structure at the end of the chromosome. By examining the length of telomeres related to lifespan, stress, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and the like, "People who have a custom of drinking carbonated drinks every day have more than 2 and a half years of immune cells aging compared with those who do not drink "It turned out that it was."
When the research team analyzed data from 1999 to 2002 of the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES) for the Americans between the ages of 20 and 65 who do not have 5309 medical history of diabetes / heart disease, it analyzed data of sugar content It was found that people who often drink carbonated drinks that tend to have a greater tendency to have short telomeres. The length of the telomere of a person drinking 8 ounces (227 ml) of carbonated beverages every day is about the same as that aged 1.9 years from the actual age, equivalent to 4.6 years if 20 ounces (about 566 ml). It is said that it is equivalent to the telomere length of smokers.
The similar tendency has not been confirmed with fruit juice, diet type carbonated beverages containing artificial sweetener, etc., and the doctor warns that "always drinking sweet carbonated drinks will harm metabolism" I will. Telomere will be shortened with age, but if you drink about 1 500ml bottle every day, 4.6 years old will also be aged, so it seems better to take care of those who like carbonated drinks.