Parenting Tip 37 - how to kill your kids

Recent study showed that a high intake of sugar sweetened beverages was associated with high metabolic risk cluster among both sexes; with boys tending to consume more sweet drinks than girls. Adolescents who drank more than 500 mL daily showed an increased risk for high overall metabolic risk; boys had a 10.3-fold risk for contracting metabolic syndrome by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria and girls a 5.1-fold risk  by Cook criteria.  Moderate and high-consuming male SSB drinkers had greater triglyceride levels compared with nondrinkers.

“The present results indicated that boys who consumed a high amount of sugar sweetened beverages exhibited a 5.1- to 10.3-fold risk of developing metabolic syndrome, even if the prevalence of this metabolic disorder is low,” the researchers wrote.

http://www.healio.com/hepatology/steatohepatitis-metabolic-liver-disease/news/online/

Drinks sweetened with fructose are setting our kids up for serious health problems as they get older by increasing the likelihood that they will suffer from liver disease and diabetes.  A factoid parents might like to keep in mind.

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