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Study Findings from Department of Nutrition Broaden Understanding of Cardiovascular Diseases and Conditions (Soda Intake Is Directly Associated with...

Health & Medicine Week

02-09-18

Study Findings from Department of Nutrition Broaden Understanding of Cardiovascular Diseases and Conditions (Soda Intake Is Directly Associated with Serum C-Reactive Protein Concentration in Mexican Women)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Researchers detail new data in Cardiovascular Diseases and Conditions. According to news reporting out of Boston, Massachusetts, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Soda intake is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Consumption of diet sodas, often considered healthy alternatives to sodas, could also increase the likelihood of cardiovascular outcomes."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Nutrition, "This study aims to evaluate the relation between soda and diet soda and biomarkers of cardiovascular risk. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis among 825 Mexican women free of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, and for whom serum concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), C-peptide, adiponectin, and leptin were available. Mean ? SD age was 45.9 ? 6.6 y, the majority of women were premenopausal (60.4%), and the prevalence of obesity was 35%. We estimated the adjusted percentage differences in biomarkers and 95% CIs by performing multiple linear regression models comparing categories of consumption for soda and diet soda adjusting for age, family history of heart disease, menopause, menopausal hormone therapy, socioeconomic status, region, smoking, physical activity, alcohol intake, and dietary patterns. In the entire study sample we observed a 50% higher serum CRP concentration in women in the highest soda intake quartile (median intake: 202.9 mL/d, IQR: 101.4, 304.3 mL/d) compared to those in the lowest (median intake: 11.8 mL/d, IQR: 0.0, 152.1 mL/d). After stratification by menopausal status, results remained significant only for premenopausal women. Premenopausal women in the highest quartile of soda intake had 56% higher CRP concentration relative to women in the lowest quartile. We observed no significant association with the other biomarkers. After further adjustment for body mass index, a potential mediator, results remained significant only for CRP. Diet soda consumption was not associated with any of the biomarkers. Consumption of soda was associated with adverse levels in a biomarker of inflammation and cardiovascular risk, serum CRP, in Mexican women. These results add to the accumulating evidence on soda and cardiovascular risk."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "More research is necessary to understand the potential impact of artificially sweetened sodas."

For more information on this research see: Soda Intake Is Directly Associated with Serum C-Reactive Protein Concentration in Mexican Women. The Journal of Nutrition, 2018;148(1):117-124 (see also Cardiovascular Diseases and Conditions).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Tamez, Dept. of Nutrition, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States. Additional authors for this research include A. Monge, R. Lopez-Ridaura, G. Fagherazzi, S. Rinaldi, E. Ortiz-Panozo, E. Yunes, I. Romieu and M. Lajous.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxx021. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

Keywords for this news article include: Boston, Albumins, Biomarkers, Cardiology, Immunology, Proteomics, Massachusetts, United States, Immunoproteins, C Reactive Protein, Health and Medicine, Risk and Prevention, Acute Phase Proteins, Cardiovascular Research, North and Central America, Diagnostics and Screening, Cardiovascular Diseases and Conditions.

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