New research reinforces the theory that soda and sugary drinks are to blame for the obesity epidemic in the United States.
For the first time, a study involving more than 33,000 U.S. for decades, paid off clear evidence that sugary drinks interact with genes that alter the weight and make the risk of obesity exceeds the simple heredity.
Also, two other important experiments found that children and adolescents up little weight if given calorie free drinks as an alternative to sugary drinks that usually take.
The results together indicate unambiguously that people gain weight due to the consumption of sugary drinks, regardless of other bad health habits like eating too much and exercising too little, according to scientists.
These findings reinforce the campaigns in favor of taxing soft drinks, the imposition of limits on the content of sugar in them, as adopted city of New York, and the adoption of various policies to curb consumption of these drinks .
The good news for the worshipers of soda in these studies is that sugar free drinks did not increase the risk of obesity.
“You may fool the taste” and satisfy the craving for sweet without pay by weight gain, obesity researcher said, Rudy Leibel of Columbia University, and who was not involved in the studies.
The studies were presented at a conference on obesity in San Antonio and the Internet spread in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The research on genes closes in particular a wide gap in what is known about obesity.
It was a huge undertaking, three studies that spanned a long time and independently and jointly came to the same conclusions.
The research shows how the combination of habits and heritage is in the fat.
Not necessarily who have many of these genes will be obese, but who consume many sugary drinks “his fate will be inevitable,” said the expert Jules Hirsch of Rockefeller University in New York and who was not involved in the research.
Sugary drinks are the single largest source of calories in the American diet and are noted as increasingly responsible for obesity or overweight one third of children and adolescents, and more than two thirds of adults in the United USA.