02 Jan Soda, Sugary Drinks Linked to Increased Risk of Kidney Disease
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Casey M. Rebholz, PhD, MS, MNSP, MPH, FAHA
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Baltimore, MD 21287
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: Individual beverages have been previously shown to influence risk of a wide range of cardiometabolic diseases. Less is known about beverage consumption and kidney disease risk.
In this study population, we found that one such beverage pattern consisted of soda, sugar-sweetened beverages, and water, and that higher adherence to the sugar-sweetened beverage pattern was associated with greater odds of developing incident kidney disease, even after accounting for demographic characteristics and established risk factors.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: This study provides further evidence for the adverse health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and provides support for recommendations to avoid their consumption.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?
Response: Future research should collect more detailed information about types of water with respect to sweeteners and flavors added to water.
MedicalResearch.com: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Response: Studying patterns of beverages rather than individual beverages may be more appropriate to fully capture dietary behavior and disease risk.
Casey M. Rebholz, Bessie A. Young, Ronit Katz, Katherine L. Tucker, Teresa C. Carithers, Arnita F. Norwood and Adolfo Correa
CJASN December 2018, CJN.06380518; DOI: https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.06380518
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