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Sugar-sweetened beverages linked to kidney disease risk: Study

IANS  |  New York 

A pattern of higher collective consumption of sweetened fruit drinks, and water was associated with a higher likelihood of developing (CKD), researchers warned.

It was surprising for the researchers to see water as a component of this that was linked to a higher risk of

They noted that study participants may have reported their consumption of a wide variety of types of water, including flavoured and sweetened water.

"There is a lack of comprehensive information on the implications of the wide range of that are available in the food supply," said Casey Rebholz, at the Johns Hopkins School of Public in the US.

"In particular, there is limited information on which types of beverages and patterns of beverages are associated with risk in particular."

For the study, the researchers studied 3,003 men and women with normal kidney function.

Findings, published in of the American Society of Nephrology, showed that among the participants, 185 (6 per cent) developed

In addition, participants in the top tertile (any of the two points that divide an ordered distribution into three parts) for consumption of this were 61 per cent more likely to develop than those in the bottom tertile.



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First Published: Fri, December 28 2018. 16:16 IST