PASOO Position Statement – Sugar Sweetened Beverages – April 24, 2017
High-levels of consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs):
- Is associated with a greater magnitude of weight gain / obesity 2
- Is associated with increased risk for the development of type 2 diabetes,,,
- Is associated with increased risk for the development of Metabolic syndrome in adults4 and adolescents
- Is associated with cardiovascular risk.
- Is associated with higher prevalence and degree of coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic adults without a history of cardiovascular disease, cancer, or diabetes
- May increase the risk of biliary tract cancer, particularly gallbladder cancer.
- Is correlated with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (dose-response effect).
- Together with added fat, fried food and processed meats (Southern diet), are associated with an increased risk of cancer mortality.
- Is associated with poor quality of overall dietary intake among young children 1.5-2.5 years later.