Studies prove that Soft drinks taken for heat and exertion may increase your risk for kidney disease
This study was published Jan. 2 in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.
Outdoor workers are the major people at risk. This study states that;
Drinking an ice-cold soda may help quench thirst on a hot day, but it also may increase the risk of developing kidney disease. This was the inference drawn after a study.
Here is the study
Researchers from the University at Buffalo had study participants take part in a 45-minute exercise routine in a room set at 95° F, followed by a 15-minute break. During the break, participants drank 16 ounces of high-fructose, caffeinated soft drinks or water. This cycle was repeated three more times in succession. After the four-hour trial, participants were given a final drink that was either 1 liter or the equivalent of 115 percent of their body weight lost through sweating.
Results showed that participants who drank soda had two indicators of kidney disease: higher levels of creatinine in the blood and a lower glomerular filtration rate. Additionally, participants in this group had higher levels of vasopressin, an antidiuretic hormone that can raise blood pressure, and showed signs of mild dehydration during and after the trial.
Over an eight-hour workday, these effects might prove even more substantial.
“It is possible that the results of our study are underestimating the effect of consuming a high-fructose, caffeinated soft drink during a longer work shift, or as the heat load increases throughout the day,” Christopher Chapman, the study’s lead author and a doctoral candidate in exercise and nutrition sciences in the university’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, said in a Jan. 30 press release.