Drinking too much soda pop could wear out your kidneys. Read the study, "Sugary Soda Consumption and Albuminuria: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2004." Drinking sugary soda raises the risk for kidney disease in women. How kidney disease eventually is caused links soda consumption to kidney damage. See the article, "Opposing Views: RESEARCH: Drinking Soda Raises Risk for Kidney Disease."
Women who drink two or more cans of soda pop per day are nearly twice as likely to show early signs of kidney disease, a recent study has found. Researchers did not find an elevated risk for men, or for people drinking diet soda, according to lead researcher, David Shoham of Loyola University Health System. The study appeared in PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed journal of science and medical research published by the Public Library of Science.
For further information, see "Soda Consumption Linked To Higher Risk For Kidney Disease In Women." But men aren’t off the hook yet, because, another study found, "A diet high in fructose, a form of sugar found in sweetened soft drinks and junk food raises blood pressure among men." One of two studies released on Wednesday provided the first evidence that fructose helps to raise blood pressure.
How Drinking Soda May Effect Your Kidneys
Women who drink lots of soda at higher risk for early kidney disease. But there’s an unknown underlying cause that is linked to both soda consumption and kidney damage. That’s why research continues. See the article, "Learn more about soda consumption | Eureka! Science News."
According to one study, Sugary Soda Consumption and Albuminuria: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2004, "end-stage renal disease rates rose following widespread introduction of high fructose corn syrup in the American diet, supporting speculation that fructose harms the kidney. Sugar-sweetened soda is a primary source of fructose." Scientists in this study "hypothesized that sugary soda consumption was associated with albuminuria, a sensitive marker for kidney disease."
The conclusion of the study reported, "Findings suggest that sugary soda consumption may be associated with kidney damage, although moderate consumption of 1 or fewer sodas does not appear to be harmful. Additional studies are needed to assess whether HFCS itself, overall excess intake of sugar, or unmeasured lifestyle and confounding factors are responsible."
Citation: Shoham DA, Durazo-Arvizu R, Kramer H, Luke A, Vupputuri S, et al. (2008) Sugary Soda Consumption and Albuminuria: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2004. PLoS ONE 3(10): e3431. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003431.
Carbohydrates stimulate insulin production which is known to be an anabolic hormone. Women who drink two or more cans of soda pop per day are nearly twice as likely to show early signs of kidney disease, a recent study has found, according to the article, "Huge California study concludes soda consumption undeniably linked to obesity," published September 23, 2009 in NaturalNews.com, a new California study on soda linked soda consumption and obesity.
This massive study questioned the soda consumption habits of 43,000 adults and 4,000 adolescents and concluded that drinking one or more sodas daily increases your chances of obesity by 27 percent. Sixty-two percent of adults drinking at least one soda each day are overweight or obese, according to the study.
Researchers also found that among Californians, at least one soda is consumed daily by 41 percent of children, 62 percent of adolescents and 24 percent of adults. The average California teen consumes 39 pounds of liquid sugar a year from soda consumption.
Women who drink lots of soda at higher risk for early kidney disease. Eliminating soda from school diets does not affect overall consumption. Also see: "8 Reasons Why People Drink Soda & 16 Reasons To Stop Its Drinking." Of interest also is the article, "Got soda ? – got neurological disease ! | WeeksMD."
A new California study released September 17, 2009 reports that sugar-sweetened soda pop and other beverages sweetened with sugar is one of the main reasons for the current statewide obesity epidemic. See the article online, "California soda survey gives weight to health concerns," by Anna Tong published September 17, 2009 in the Sacramento Bee daily newspaper.
If you want to research local statistics on what demographic group is drinking the most soda or consuming the most sugar, one of the best sources of information and tables is the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, California Center for Public Health Advocacy.
According to the Sacbee article, "The study found that 24 percent of adults drink one or more non-diet sodas a day, and these adults are 27 percent more likely to be overweight." For children, the study revealed that sixty-two percent of adolescents ages 12 to 17 and 41 percent of children ages 2 to 11 drink at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day.
If you look at the children’s increasing consumption rate of soda and other sugary and syrupy-laded beverage consumption, it transfers to a future of higher medical bills and possible health-care costs, including the possibility of higher insurance premiums.
When you open a can of soda pop sweetened with sugar or sugary syrups, you’re drinking 17 teaspoons of sugar and about 250 calories per 20-ounce serving. With many beverages you’re also getting added caffeine.
Sugar added to beverages and foods is one of the most addictive foods that raise the dopamine levels in your brain so you come back to buy more. The other three most addictive foods are meat, cheese/dairy products, and chocolate.
How Baking Soda Helps Prevent Worsening of Kidney Disease
Also view the article, Baking Soda Prevents Kidney Disease, Renal Failure and Kidney Dialysis." The study indicates that baking soda prevents a worsening of kidney disease and renal failure in patients already with kidney disease. Baking soda has been shown to slow the decline of kidney function in CKD, according to a study published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).
In that study, scientists studied 134 patients with advanced CKD and low bicarbonate levels, a condition known as metabolic acidosis. One group of these patients was treated with a small daily dose of sodium bicarbonate in tablet form, in addition to their usual care. T
As a result of the small daily baking soda dose, the rate of decline in kidney function was dramatically reduced in these patients. According to the study, "overall, the decline was about two-thirds slower than in patients not given sodium bicarbonate." Also see the article, "Study Indicates Diet Soda Increases Heart Disease Risk."
Interestingly, in patients taking sodium bicarbonate, the rate of decline in kidney function "was similar to the normal age-related decline." Perhaps this study also shows how the human body reacts to the difference between one type of sodium, (sodium bicarbonate also known as baking soda) and sodium chloride found in common table salt.
The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) reported that a small daily dose of baking soda could prevent kidney damage and chronic kidney disease. See the abstract of the study, "Bicarbonate Supplementation Slows Progression of CKD and Improves Nutritional Status."
For those without kidney conditions, a small daily dose of baking soda also can come by way of brushing your teeth with it. See: "Baking soda can clean your teeth, clear your complexion and act as a natural antacid."
See the following articles linking soda consumption to kidney disease
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Bi-Weekly Highlights Saldana TM, Basso O, Darden R, Sandler DP. Carbonated beverages and chronic kidney disease. Epidemiology. 2007;18:501-6.
Studies of interest on soda consumption’s link to chronic kidney disease
Johnson RJ, Segal MS, Sautin Y, Nakagawa T, Feig DI, et al. (2007) Potential role of sugar (fructose) in the epidemic of hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr 86: 899–906.
Bray GA, Nielsen SJ, Popkin BM (2004) Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity. Am J Clin Nutr 79: 537–543.Links to Fitness Activities and Information
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