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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Doctors told, what threatens “the epidemic of drinking soda”

A group of researchers from the University of California at San Francisco, found that people who consume large quantities of sugary soft drinks with caffeine, often sleep less than five hours a day. This relationship helped to identify the recent study, which analyzed data on about 18 thousand people.

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Scientists used the information received in the course held in USA in 2005-2012 National survey of health and nutrition. First experts were interested in how much time each of the people interviewed in this period was devoted to sleep, and what drinks he preferred. In particular, the researchers asked how often certain people have been drinking soda with caffeine and without it, drinks with artificial sweeteners, coffee, sugar, fruit juices, tea and just water.

As it turned out, among those who every night slept little, there were more fans of drinks with sugar and caffeine. On average, people who devote sleep less than five hours a day, drinking on 21 percent more sugary sodas or, for example, energy. In turn, those who slept 6 hours or less, on average, consumed 11 per cent more drinks of this kind.

So far, experts are unable to say with certainty what is behind they discovered a trend. On the one hand, people who drink soda have less to sleep for this reason. On the other, it cannot be excluded that in fact a causal link can be — people who, for one reason or another, little sleep, constantly feeling eager to drink, allowing to feel some courage. The most likely experts believe that faithful both of these versions, and people who sleep enough and drink soda and energy fall into a kind of “vicious circle” — the more sugary drinks they consume, the worse it turns out their dream, which only reinforces their desire to consume as much caffeine and sugar. According to scientists, it is becoming the cause of an “epidemic of drinking soda”, is fraught with distribution problems such as obesity and diabetes.

The study is published in the Internet, and in December will appear in the new issue of the scientific publication Sleep Health.


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