The research shows the risk for stroke appears higher in women than in men which means that with a little awareness and prevention, this is a more controllable problem than we originally thought.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 23, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is commenting on a recent study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that examines the effect of soda on stroke risk.
The recent research analyzed the soda consumption of 43,371 men who participated in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study between the years of 1986 and 2008. 84,085 women were also followed who participated in the Nurses' Health Study between 1980 and 2008. During that time, 2,938 strokes were documented in women while 1,416 strokes were documented in men.
The findings showed that men and women who consumed more than one serving of sugar-sweetened soda per day had higher rates of high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol and lower physical activity rates.
The study showed that the study group who frequently drank soda were also more likely to eat red meat and whole-fat dairy products. Men and women who consumed low-calorie soda had a higher incidence of chronic disease and a higher body mass index.
Study author Adam Bernstein, M.D., Sc.D., says, "What we're beginning to understand is that regular intake of these beverages sets off a chain reaction in the body that can potentially lead to many diseases – including stroke."
Dr. Victor Marchione, expert in Pulmonary Medicine says, “The research shows the risk for stroke appears higher in women than in men which means that with a little awareness and prevention, this is a more controllable problem than we originally thought.”
(SOURCE: “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Soda consumption and the risk of stroke in men and women”, February, 2012)
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