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Savill P. Sweetened drinks may increase risk of heart failure. Practitioner 2015; 259 (1788):7

Sweetened drinks may increase risk of heart failure

22 Dec 2015Registered users

Men who consumed two or more servings of sweetened drinks per day had a significantly higher risk of developing heart failure than those who did not drink these beverages, in a large population-based cohort study. A cohort of 42,400 Swedish men aged between 45 and 79 were followed from 1998 through 2010. Sweetened beverage consumption was assessed by means of a food frequency questionnaire. The authors concluded that sweetened beverage consumption is associated with a higher risk of heart failure and that this could have implications for heart failure prevention strategies.

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