Study Confirms Possible Link between Sugary Drinks and Lipid Level in Children

Published By : 10 Sep 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

A recently released study has finally confirmed that children who consume sugary beverages or drinks almost on a regular basis are at higher risk of health concerns. However, the study does not inform its readers anything new, but it definitely confirms several aspects related to sugary beverages that was believed previously. 

The study was led by Maria I. Van Rompay, from Tufts University, who said that fewer longitudinal studies have been conducted on children and adolescents, and the study focused on investigating relationships between the consumption of sugary beverages and the associated risk factors for diabetes, heart diseases, obesity/overweight, insulin resistance, and dyslipidemia. According to the latest reports, the report links the reduced consumption of sugary beverages to better immunity in kids to avoid instances such as heart attack and stroke. 

However, the report also warned that many parents be not be even aware of the high risk associated with sugary drinks or beverages that their children may drink. 

Maria I. Van Rompay further says that lower quality of diet poses a modifiable risk factor for ailments, which means that parents can help their children adopt better dietary habits. Hence, it is very important for parents to replace the sugary beverages with healthier options and help children minimize their intake of sugary drinks or beverages. The study asks parents to encourage children drink healthier and more nutrient-dense beverages, as well as aim to improve the overall quality of diet of their children to set them on track for a healthier life. 

Additionally, Jennifer Sacheck, PhD from Tufts University and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy expressed her views about the same. She said that the sugar-sweetened beverages are not only devoid of nutritional value and high in sugar, but they also displace the other beverages and food with nutritional quality, which are critical for the growth and development of children. 

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