Sellers of Killer Sweet Drinks Deny Professional Evidence

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 0:05 AM
March 21, 2013

how solft drinks impair health       As we face the coming hot summer, we should all be aware of a study out by the World Health Organization (WHO) presented to the American Heart Association at its annual conference this week:  180,000 obesity-related deaths per year––25,000 in the U.S.––can be related to sugar-sweetened drinks!

Speaking for those corporations that manufacture such sweet-drink killers, The American Beverage Association claimed these reports are “more about sensationalism than science.  This abstract, which is not peer-reviewed nor published in a way . . . It does not show that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages causes chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer––the real causes of death among the studied subjects.”

However, reporting in USA Today, Michael Winter details:  “Mexico leads the 35 largest nations in deaths tied to sugary drinks; USA is 3rd; 78% of these deaths were in low- and middle-income countries.

“Of the deaths in 2010 linked to drinking sugar-sweetened soft drinks, fruit juice or sports beverages, 132 000 were from diabetes, 44 000 from cardiovascular disease and 6,000 from cancer.”

The Harvard School of Public Health presents a Fact Sheet on the subject which avows:  1) Two out of three adults boys getting fatterand one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese; 2) The U.S. spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions;

3)  Rising consumption of sugary drinks is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic; 4) The average 20-ounce soda as 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and some 240 calories, while a 64-ounce fountain cola drink has some 700 calories; 5) Those drinking this ‘liquid candy’ are not as ‘full’ as if they had eaten that number of calories in solid food, yet they do not make up for that in-take by eating less.

Moreover, “Despite Industry Promises, Yale Study Finds Unprecedented Marketing of Sugary Drinks to Youth ,” explains:  “Young people are being exposed to a massive amount of marketing for sugary drinks, such as full-calorie soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, and fruit drinks.

“An 8-ounce serving of a full-calorie fruit drink has 110 calories and 7 teaspoons of sugar––the same amount found in an 8-ounce serving of a full-calorie soda or energy drink.” The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity studied ads about 600 products from 14 beverage companies that had failed to keep their pledge to improve advertising directed to children.

Christian messages describe those who lure children into imbibing such harmful, even deadly drinks, as loathsome people who:  “. . . cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children . . . (2 Peter 2: 14).”

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