PASOO Position Statement on Sugar Sweetened Beverages

PASOO Position Statement – Sugar Sweetened Beverages – April 24, 2017

High-levels of consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs):

  1. Is associated with a greater magnitude of weight gain / obesity 2
  2. Is associated with increased risk for the development of type 2 diabetes,,,
  3. Is associated with increased risk for the development of Metabolic syndrome in adults4 and adolescents
  4. Is associated with cardiovascular risk.
  5. Is associated with higher prevalence and degree of coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic adults without a history of cardiovascular disease, cancer, or diabetes
  6. May increase the risk of biliary tract cancer, particularly gallbladder cancer.
  7. Is correlated with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (dose-response effect).
  8. Together with added fat, fried food and processed meats (Southern diet), are associated with an increased risk of cancer mortality.
  9. Is associated with poor quality of overall dietary intake among young children 1.5-2.5 years later.

Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity