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Experts of the National Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan: limit the use of sugar-containing beverages

by November 20, 2018 Sports

In Kazakhstan, according to the 6th National Research (2015), the prevalence of overweight and obesity was 42.5%, overweight among the adult population of the republic – 33.3%, among men

1.2 times more than women; obesity was recorded in 9.2% of cases, in women it was 1.3 times more often than in men.

In 2015-2016 The multicenter COSI study, the European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative, was conducted, involving 5,537 children aged 8-10. The study showed that 2 out of 10 children are overweight or obese.

You knew that vanilla latte contains 11 teaspoons of sugar (in one teaspoon – 4 grams of sugar), in sweet tea – 11.25 teaspoons of sugar, in soda water – 16.5 teaspoons of sugar, in juice – 18, 5 teaspoons of sugar, in energy drinks – 19 teaspoons of sugar?

Daily consumption of a can of soda water can lead to 7 kg of weight gain.

The World Health Organization recommends that you consume no more than 25 grams of sugar per day , or 6 teaspoons . At the same time, sugar is contained not only in sweets, but also in those products where, it would seem, it should not be.

There are healthy alternatives: for taste, you can add lemon, cucumber, watermelon to the water, drink carbonated water instead of carbonated drink.

Sweet drinks reduce the feeling of hunger for a short time so that they practically do not affect the amount of food that a person eats afterwards. But “light carbohydrates” that are ingested are utilized, mainly in fat.

Any soda contains acid – from relatively harmless carbon dioxide (which breaks down into gas and water almost immediately), to orthophosphoric, which can dissolve not only teeth, but even nails. This danger is more threatened by cola and pepsi lovers. The use of caffeine in childhood teaches the body to this “doping”, and then the adult has a greater likelihood of vascular dystonia and caffeine dependence.

Phosphorus in the composition of orthophosphoric acid may reduce the calcium content in bones. During the growth of children’s bones, even small metabolic disorders can cause serious problems in the future. According to statistics from the Harvard Medical Center, among 14-year-old girls the probability of fractures and bone formation disorders is 5 times higher in those who drank cola.

Metabolic disorders and excess weight in themselves contribute to calcium loss. Disorders of digestion and absorption add chances of illness.

Overweight and obesity can lead to hypertension and diabetes, and in the future are fraught with more serious cardiovascular diseases.

Source: Ministry of Culture and Sport Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan