Aug 3, 2020

The Surprising Link Between Sugary Drinks and Heart Disease: A Legal View


Health, Large Companies, And Misrepresentation.

We recently did a piece on energy drinks and their brain injury health risks to kids and military personnel here. This is a follow up delving into recent research exposing something that many people were aware of but had little direct proof of. Sugary drinks, like sugar and other products, represent a particular health risk to women. In addition to health risks represented by other types of food and drink, this simply adds another layer of a need for awareness among the general public. Unfortunately, this latest news should not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with how large food processors work.

Large corporate food distributors frequently pad their products with a variety of harmful and not as harmful products. In some cases, these include ingredients to increase weight, such as water. In other cases it may include using dyes or gases to create or preserve a certain color, this is especially common among butchers.

Lying About Sugary Drinks To Consumers - Not Okay!

However, some companies decide to stretch their foods with certain ingredients meant to get the eater addicted and coming back from war. In these cases, many companies add sugar, fat, or salt to their products. Each of these added in addition to the natural state of the product make it more likely to cause health problems down the line. You may ask yourself why this matters. After all, such products are not nearly as dangerous as the additives included in products such as cigarettes.

In particular, these additives often include cancer-causing materials or additional nicotine. The dangers of such additives here are simple for anyone to see. That is why they are of so much focus both in the media and in the national consciousness. That is where the public simply does not include the same Focus as it should on food safety. In many ways food safety is far more then it was perhaps fifty or a hundred years ago. However, in many ways, the actual safety and health hazards surrounding food are significantly different t than they were even two decades ago.

Compare The Health Risks.

In order to properly understand this, we must first include several major statistics for us to consider. we tend to think of smoking because of the severe issues caused by the practice. However, this only paints a portion of the story. Below we will list out several major health hazards caused by a variety of different causes.

  • Let's start with one related to smoking. There are approximately 154,000 annual deaths in the United States caused by lung cancer.

let's tie in one that does include smoking and more common food and exercise habits. Almost 650,000 Americans die of heart disease each and every year. This number is surprising all on its own but also from the fact that this is the number of people killed in the entire Civil War. As a matter of fact, heart disease represents one out of every four deaths in this country each year.

The New Study.

The new study shows an incredible link between drinking sugary drinks and certain types of health risks. The study was authored by Cheryl Anderson, interim chair of Family and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. It was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association on May 13th. Among the many findings, the researchers found that women who drink one or more sugary drinks per day have a nearly 20% higher risk of heart disease than women who don't.

And going beyond the traditional focus of just soda, researchers found that other sugary drinks, including fruit juice, also provide a particular risk. Among the many reasons that drinking sugary drinks may cause severe heart implications comes directly to us from the study.

"It raises glucose levels and insulin concentrations in the blood, which may increase appetite and lead to obesity, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease,” Anderson said. She added that additional sugar In the blood also could increase cholesterol in the bloodstream and inflammation in the body. Such sugar levels also increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. All of these tend to narrow the arteries, potentially developing or exacerbating the effects of heart disease.

Extensive Research Shows A Personal Injury Connection?

And this was not just a fly-by-night study. Overall, the study included over 100,000 female teachers from the state of California. Included in the study what are some astounding statistics. This included the fact that women who drink one or more sugary drinks per day were 26% more likely to need surgery to restore blood flow and over 20% more likely to have a stroke. The research did correct for cases in which an individual did drink an occasional sugary drink, and those who drink such a product nearly every day. And even worse for people who drink fruit juices as in the alternative to sugary sodas is the fact that such drinks are not safe either.

As a matter of fact, the study found that women who drink fruit juices are almost twice as likely to develop heart disease as women who simply drink soda. Researchers also correlated the drinking of sugary drinks with relative youth, obesity, and smoking. All of these combined to make a person less likely to have a healthy diet. Furthermore, researchers did not find a direct link between diet drinks and heart disease. However, according to the researchers and the American Heart Association, these are much less desirable than drinking water. Water alone is the number one means of preventing disease for drinkers.

What Are My Legal Options For A Sugary Drink Injury?

This is where your family may need some legal advice. The use of deceptive advertising and marketing by different juice companies and food manufacturers is key. They may have played a role in how and why you are a loved one developed heart problems. This may also apply to severe health issues caused by the consumption of certain types of food. The attorneys at the Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys APLC have seen it all.

We have decades of experience in battling large corporations that use their relative size and influence to peddle products that are uniquely unhealthy for Americans. In this particular age of looking out for our health, this is the time to stand up for those in need of some help. For any information please call the number below or email us at losangeles@ehlinelaw.com. We offer free consultations and then the opportunity to go over your legal rights at no pressure and no cost unless we were covered for you. Our many years of experience are here for you. Furthermore, our team offers free visits anywhere in California.

Those we work with agree: they trust Ehline Law for their legal needs. See why our clients swear by our service. In some cases, we offer the cost of medical treatment up front. No matter what you need we offer a skilled legal ear.

Works Cited:

CDC: Lung Cancer Statistics: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm

CDC: Heart Disease Facts: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

Newsmax: Study: Sugary Drinks Harm Women's Hearts: https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/sugary-drinks-heart-health-blood-sugar/2020/05/13/id/967225/