Previous studies have linked full-calorie sugarsweetened beverages (SSBs) with greater weight gain and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and CHD in published articles in medical literature.
Because diabetes is a major risk factor for CHD and SSB consumption has been associated with increased diabetes risk, it can be considered as an intermediate risk factor in the pathway between SSB intake and CHD risk.

Increased consumption of soft drinks has been associated with coronary heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
A study just published, which is part of the ongoing Health Professionals Follow-up Study, has examined the association between sugar-sweetened beverages and incident coronary heart disease (CHD) defined as fatal and non-fatal heart attacks.
Over 42,000 men were followed for 22 years with food frequency questionnaires ever 4 years and state of health and lifestyle ascertainment every 2 years and fatalities identified from the National Death Index. Men in the top quartile of consumption
(median of about one drink per day—range 4.5/week to 7.5/day) had a 20% relative risk increase in the CHD endpoints which was reduced to 18% after correcting for a wide variety of confounders.
They also found a positive association with a number of inflammatory markers and as well increased triglycerides and decreased HDL, all of which may provide insight into the mechanism. Null results were obtained for artificially sweetened beverages. The results were consistent with a number of other studies including the Nurses Health Study.

We recommend to all of our clients reducing or eliminating their consumption of all soft drinks, sugar, flour and all processed foods to prevent heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

Through frequent Biofeedback assessments, we evaluate compliance of our clients to the recommended life style changes.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D.
Specialist in Integrative Medicine, Biofeedback & Nutrition