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Two fizzy drinks a day can raise risk of liver disease - but diet versions do NOT have the same damaging effect

  • Sugar-sweetened drinks like cola linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • And there could be also associations with diabetes and heart disease
  • More than 2,000 participants in the study had to say how many caffeinated or sugary drinks they consumed daily
  • But researchers found no link between diet drinks and NAFLD

Drinking just two cans of fizzy drink a day raises your risk of liver disease, according to a study.
Scientists found people who drink more than one sugar-sweetened drink such as cola or lemonade a day were more likely to have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than those who said they didn’t drink any fizzy drinks.
And they warned that sugary drinks could also be linked to diabetes and heart disease.
However, they found low-sugar diet versions do not seem to have the same damaging effects. 

Sugar-sweetened drinks such as cola or lemonade have been linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a new study
The team from Tufts University studied 2,634 middle aged men and women who had to say how many caffeinated or sugary drinks such as cola, fruit punch, lemonade or other non-carbonated fruit drinks they consumed daily.
The participants underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan to measure the amount of fat in the liver and some were identified as having non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Researchers from the from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing at the university noticed a higher prevalence of NAFLD among people who reported drinking more than one sugar-sweetened beverage per day compared to people who said they drank no sugar-sweetened beverages.

But researchers found that diet versions do not seem to have the same effect. File photo


NAFLD is characterised by an accumulation of fat in the liver cells that is unrelated to alcohol consumption and and many with the disease don't experience any symptoms. Being obese or overweight increases the risk for NAFLD and people with NAFLD are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Sugar-sweetened beverages are a major dietary source of fructose, the sugar that is suspected of increasing risk of NAFLD because of how our bodies process it. 

The study, published in the Journal of Hepatology, revealed the link stood even after the authors accounted for age, sex, body mass index and dietary and lifestyle factors such as calorie intake, alcohol, and smoking.
In contrast, after accounting for these factors the authors found no association between diet cola and NAFLD.

Study author Dr Jiantao Ma, said: 'Our study adds to a growing body of research suggesting that sugar-sweetened beverages may be linked to NAFLD and other chronic diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
'Few observational studies, to date, have examined the relationship between sugar-sweetened beverages and NAFLD.
'Long-term prospective studies are needed to help ascertain the potential role of sugar-sweetened beverages in the development of NAFLD.'
Co-author of the study Dr Nicola McKeown added: 'The cross-sectional nature of this study prevents us from establishing causality.
'Future prospective studies are needed to account for the changes in beverage consumption over time as soda consumers may switch to diet soda and these changes may be related to weight status.
'Although there is much more research to be done, sugar-sweetened beverages are a source of empty calories, and people need to be mindful of how much they are drinking, perhaps by reserving this habit for special occasions

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Fruit Juices,Nectars and Nutritious Beverages can play a significant part in a Healthy Diet.

Intro: Fruit juices and nectars both act as nutritious
beverages and can play a significant part in a healthy diet.
It would be prudent to look towards a box of juice
to revitalise you in the smoldering summer
heat and keep you hydrated...

New Health Fact

* The World Health Organisation estimates that over a billion people, about 15 per cent of the world's population, have some form of disability. 
* According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), it is also evaluated that about 80 per cent of these disabled people live in developing countries.
* Globally, it is assumed that one in every ten people is a person with a disability. 
* According to UNICEF, 30 per cent of street youths are disabled. 
* Between 110 million and 190 million people have significant difficulties in functioning (WHO).
* UNESCO states that 98 per cent of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school. 
* A recent research done by the UN shows that the causes of disability are often directly related to poverty: malnutrition causes 20 per cent of disabilities, accidents/trauma and war 16 per cent, infectious diseases 11 per cent, non-infectious diseases 20 per cent, others (including ageing) 13 per cent.
* According to WHO, people with disabilities have less access to health care services and therefore experience unmet health care needs.

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Some Healthy Reasons to Drink more Water

Weight Loss: Water has no fat, no calories, no crabs, no sugar.
Heart Healthy: Lowers your risks of a heart attack by 41%.
Energy: Being dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feed tired.
Headache cure: headaches are simply a matter of not drinking enough water.
Healthy skin: clear up your skin and gives a healthy glow.
Better exercise: being dehydrated can severely hamper your athletic activities.
Digestive problems: water can help cure stomach acid problems.
Cancer risk: reduce risk of colon cancer by 45% & bladder cancer by 50%.
Cleansing: water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste.

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Some common health complications that can arise from fasting,

And how to prevent and deal with them.The following advice has been provided following consultation with medical experts and Islamic scholars.

Fasting and heartburn

Fasting usually reduces the amount of stomach acid, which digests food and kills bacteria. However, thoughts of food, or the smell of it, make the brain tell the stomach to produce more acid, which can lead to heartburn.
People who regularly take medicine for indigestion  such as antacids, antihistamines or proton pump inhibitors  are advised to continue taking them. A good time to do this could be with the pre-dawn meal.
The control of heartburn or belching can be aided by eating in moderation and avoiding oily, deep-fried or very spicy food. Reducing your caffeine intake and stopping smoking can also help.
Preparations such as peppermint oil may help reduce belching or abdominal discomfort. Sleeping with your head raised on a few pillows, in addition to long-term weight loss, may also help prevent heartburn.

Fasting and poor control of diabetes

People who regularly inject insulin are advised not to fast, as the potential risk to health both in the short and long term of not taking insulin is too great. People who have their diabetes under control using tablets should seek careful advice from their GP before starting a fast.
Regular self-monitoring of your blood glucose is strongly advised. Low blood sugar levels (known as a "hypo") are dangerous, and may lead to fainting or fits if left untreated.
Feeling dizzy, sweaty and disoriented may all suggest a hypo. If a person with diabetes has these symptoms, they should immediately have a sugary drink, or place sugar or a sugar-rich sweet below their tongue.

Fasting and a headache

This common problem has many causes. Headaches during a fast could be due to dehydration or hunger, poor rest, or the absence of addictive substances, such as caffeine or nicotine.
A moderate and balanced diet, especially not missing the pre-dawn meal, taking in enough fluids and, if necessary, some painkillers such as paracetamol, can help prevent or reduce the risk of getting a headache.
Headaches can also be prevented by not exposing yourself to direct sunlight, wearing a hat when out, using sunglasses to reduce the effect of glare from the sun and relieving any tense muscles with a short, gentle massage.

Fasting and dehydration

Dehydration is common during a fast. The body continues to lose water and salts through breathing, perspiring and urinating.
If you don’t drink sufficiently before a fast, your risk of dehydration increases. This risk is higher in older people and in those taking tablets, such as diuretics.
If you are unable to stand up due to dizziness, or you are disoriented, you should urgently drink regular, moderate quantities of water  ideally with sugar and salt  or Dioralyte or Lucozade.
If you faint due to dehydration, your legs should be raised above your head by others, and when you awake, you should urgently rehydrate as outlined above.


 Fasting and constipation

When you are fasting, being active, drinking water regularly and eating healthily (during the times when you are not fasting) will help to keep your bowel motions regular. Include lots of fruit and vegetables in your diet and increase the fibre content of your food using bran. If the problem persists, a short course of laxatives may help.

 Fasting and stress

Lack of food and water, changes of routine and shorter periods of sleep can cause stress. It’s important to deal with any potential sources of stress to stop any harmful effects. This can be helped by not taking on more than you can handle, not playing sports in the hot sun, controlling your anger and not smoking.

 Fasting and weight control

Food consumed during the pre-dawn and dusk meals may lead to some unintended weight gain. However, if you approach the fast with discipline, it can be an opportunity to lose weight and become healthier.

Article Source by : NHS