Results of a study that drinking fruit juice is associated with increased mortality risk


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Fruit juices made from fruits contain nutrients such as vitamins, so they have a healthier image than drinking juice without juice. However, a paper published in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA shows that even 100% fruit juice is associated with an increased risk of death.

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Research teams, such as researchers at Emory University , conducted a six-year follow-up study of 13,440 Americans of all ages 45 and older. As a result, drinking 12 ounces (about 340 g) of fruit juice per day was found to be associated with an increased risk of mortality of 24%.

This study does not necessarily indicate that drinking 12 ounces of fruit juice increases the risk of death by 24%. As a result of various combinations, such as the health status of people who drink more fruit juice and the eating habits of people who like fruit juice, it may be related to an increased risk of death.

However, Harvard University researcher Marta Guasch-Ferré and colleagues say that a 12-ounce sweet drink contains about 35 grams of sugar, saying that 'the sugar contained in 100% fruit juice also has a biological response. essentially the same 'and he pointed out . It is pointed out that drinking juice that contains a large amount of sugar is likely to adversely affect health just because it is derived from natural fruits.


If you eat fruit as it is, it consumes sugar along with various nutrients such as dietary fiber, which results in delayed digestion and a feeling of fullness. On the other hand, when it is ingested in the form of fruit juice, sugars flow into the liver quickly and there is less feeling of fullness. 'Sugar drinks do not contain proteins or fats to slow metabolism,' said Jean Welsh, a professor of nutrition at Emory University.

Keeping high intake of calories and sugars with easy-to-drink fruit juice can cause adverse effects such as inflammation, diabetes and fat buildup on the body. Some studies have shown that moderate intake of fruit juice lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke and prevents cognitive decline, but it is important whether the benefits of the nutrients contained in fruit juice outweigh other risks So, Guasch-Ferré pointed out.

One thing that can be surely said is that the nutrients contained in fruit juice can be consumed by eating the fruit as it is. Studies comparing fruit eater with people who drink fruit juice have shown that people who drink juice have a higher risk of diabetes. In addition, fruits have many dietary fibers and antioxidants that are not contained in fruit juice, and you can get a feeling of fullness.

If you want to be healthy, reduce your daily fruit juice intake to about 8 ounces (about 230 g), and if you really want fruitiness in your drink, it is also recommended to add lemon or lime juice to the water Of. Also, in hot seasons, you can cut fruit and make frozen fruit cubes, and you can easily ingest fruit by pouring it into water instead of ice.


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