Trivia: study "The Australian paradox"

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:45

Space Science Today we want to echo a series of research related to obesity and soda consumption, the results are really paradoxical about what is expected and hence the astonishment of many consumers. If you had to make a hypothesis Do you think that soft drink consumption increases the risk of obesity?

Anyone who has ever dieted knows that sugary drinks are the first thing to stop drinking to get lose weight or improve the figure, however, a study by the University of Sydney shows that this measure is not much.

To start we focus in this study that the authors labeled as "The Australian paradox" and data are collected from 1988 to 2003.

This period coincides with a major concern for health, which led to the Australian population to reduce their sugar intake by 23% and sales of sugary beverages decreased by 16%. The results are paradoxical is that in spite of taking these measures of obesity among the population was three times higher.

The question hangs in the air is whether we can then deduce that sugary drinks do not cause obesity.

We can continue citing related studies, for example, in the United Kingdom and the United States did the same study with similar results. And if we look somewhat earlier, found the study of Obesity Review in which he attempted to measure the relationship between consumption of sweetened beverages and body weight were unable to demonstrate that if left to consume this type of drink would be achieved to reduce weight.

Derived from these data, the researchers warn that certain anti-obesity measures such as encouraging stop consuming soft drinks, would not be the most successful since there is no great effect.

What these data suggest is that more research is needed about the cause of obesity and only science can give part of it.


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