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Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption linked to kidney disease risk: Study

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

If you love indulging in fruit drinks or soda, you might want to have a look at this. Higher collective consumption of sweetened fruit drinks, soda, and water is associated with a higher likelihood of developing (CKD), a recent study suggests.

As part of the study, researchers studied 3003 African-American men and women with normal kidney function. The investigators further assessed through a administered at the start of the study in 2000-04, and they followed participants until 2009-13.

Among the 3003 participants, 185 (6%) developed CKD over a median follow-up of 8 years. After adjustment for confounding factors, consuming a consisting of soda, sweetened fruit drinks, and water was associated with a higher risk of developing CKD. Participants in the top tertile for consumption of this were 61% more likely to develop CKD than those in the bottom tertile.

The findings, which are published in of the (CJASN), contribute to the growing body of evidence pointing to the negative consequences of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages.

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First Published: Fri, December 28 2018. 11:55 IST