Cutting fizzy drinks out of their diet could give people a significant health boost, new research has suggested.
Investigators from Bangor University discovered drinking sugar sweetened beverages can not only serve to increase fat gain, but also up blood glucose levels in the body and inhibit fat metabolism.
The authors noted the findings suggest people should opt for water instead of pop when thirsty, as the latter could compromise their health in the long-term.
It was demonstrated that when individuals consume fizzy drinks regularly, their muscles alter the process by which they use food as fuel - effectively resulting in them preferring to burn sugars over fats.
Dr Hans-Peter Kubis of the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at the learning institute, said the research - which has been published in the European Journal of Nutrition - backs up previous concerns about soft drinks.
He stated: "What is clear here is that our body adjusts to regular soft drink consumption and prepares itself for the future diet by changing muscle metabolism via altered gene activity."
Cutting fizzy drinks out of diet brings health benefits
Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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