Are You A Soda Drinker?

Are You A Soda Drinker?

Did you know that a recent study found that women who drink two or more sodas per day are at increased risk of kidney disease? A study was performed by taking urine samples of men and women and analyzing them based on the patient’s dietary intakes in the past 24 hours and long term. The study found that women, but not necessarily men, had increased albumin (a type of protein) in their urine (a signal of early kidney disease risk) if their intake data revealed that they drank two or more sugar-sweetened sodas per day. The study did not find this same problem with those who drank diet sodas, indicating that the increased albuminuria (albumin in the urine) may be due to the high fructose corn syrup, sugar, or another component found in regular soft drinks.

What does this tell us? Since kidney disease is on the rise and I would prefer for my kidneys to continue working well for a long time, my recommendation is to consume sodas, diet or regular, in moderation (about one per day) or not at all if you feel this kidney disease risk is too high.

For more information and the complete article, check out the Science Daily website.