Soda can cause kidney problems

A group of scientists studied the impact on the health of people popular in recent decades, sweet carbonated drinks. The subjects were 5, 306 adult black Americans living in three counties of the state of Mississippi. Participants were examined three times in 2000-2013.

During this time, approximately 6% of them became victims of chronic kidney disease, which allowed scientists to track which risk factors most affected their development.

According to RIA Novosti, soda and other sweet drinks were one of the main leaders in this anti-rating. Participants in the experiment, who consumed unusually many similar foods, were on average 61% more likely to be victims of kidney failure and chronic kidney disease than African-Americans who almost never drank them.

All this, according to scientists, once again suggests that the turnover of sweetened drinks should be legally limited or at least introduced taxes that increase their value. This will not only slow down the spread of the obesity epidemic, but also reduce the number of people with problem kidneys, conclude Rebholz and her colleagues.

“We know almost nothing about how the various soft drinks available on the market today affect human health. For example, we had almost no data on what types of them most strongly contribute to the development of kidney diseases. We've filled that gap, ”said Casey Rebholz of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.

For more information, see the article in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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