Sugary drinks linked to increased heart failure risk in men

Source: NHS Choices

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Date of publication: 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  A Swedish study found that men who consumed two or more sugary drinks a day had, on average, a 23% increase in the risk of heart failure.

The study included more than 42,000 Swedish men aged 45 to 79 and data on their estimated daily or weekly intake of sweetened drinks from a food frequency questionnaire completed in 1997.

After a follow-up period of nearly 12 years, men who reported consuming two or more glasses (two 200ml portions) of sweetened beverages a day were 23% more likely to experience heart failure compared to individuals who did not consume any sweetened drinks.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: NHS Choices

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