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High blood pressure WARNING: Energy drinks could cause heart and kidney damage

Energy drinks could increase the risk of developing a number of health conditions, including high blood pressure, obesity, kidney damage and mental health problems, according to Harvard University scientists. The negative health impacts outweigh the short term benefits – energy and stamina improvements, athletic performance and concentration – said the researchers. Selling energy drinks to children and adolescents should be ...

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Health warning: Two fizzy drinks a week increases heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk

Researchers uncovered evidence to prove a positive association between sugary drinks and weight gain, plus the eventual risk of developing metabolic syndrome – a cluster of risk factors that raise the chances of developing heart problems and diabetes. The study suggests drinking two sugar-sweetened drinks a week increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes. One is enough to raise blood ...

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Study spells out huge health benefits by cutting back sugar in sugary drinks

If sugary drink manufacturers were forced to reformulate their products, it would save $ 8 billion over the lifetime of the Australian population, research at The George Institute has found. The study published in Nutrients examined the lifetime health benefits of reducing the energy/sugar content of sugary drinks by either 5 per cent or 30 per cent. The study also examin… Nutrition – ...

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Milk-alternative drinks do not replace the iodine in cows’ milk

Consumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition. In the first study of its kind in the United Kingdom, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the iodine content of 47 milk-alternative drinks (including soya, almond, coconut, oat, rice, hazelnut and hemp, but ...

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