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How Often Do You Take Tea, Coffee Or Juice? Studies Show That Excessive Intake Of Beverages Can Cause Kidney Disease

Date January 14, 2019

There are necessary measures a person must take to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which is why researchers are always on the lookout, and articles are written for prevention.

Recently, some researchers discovered that unhealthy diets and obesity may cause Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

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These researchers exposed the issue in a paper published online in the American Journal of Kidney Disease. 

"This study suggests that beyond calories, diet quality independently affects CKD risk because poor diet quality was associated significantly with incident microalbuminuria even after adjusting for other lifestyle factors and obesity."

However, much more than a poor diet, some beverages can also cause CKD.      

Seemingly harmless drinks can harm your kidney

Crucial research was carried out and it was concluded that sugar-sweetened drinks are very unhealthy and can have a negative impact on the kidney.

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The study published by the Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology concluded that higher consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with an elevated risk of subsequent CKD.  

The study, which was carried out by The Johns Hopkins University, examined survey data on drink consumption among 3,003 African-American men and women in the Jackson Heart Study, and it was discovered that 6% of the 3003 participants developed CKD during an 8-year follow-up period.

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It was further inferred that a principal components analysis-derived beverage pattern consisting of higher consumption of soda, sweetened fruit drinks, and water was correlated with significantly increased odds of developing CKD.

Also, researchers have proved that sugar-sweetened beverages can cause obesity, which is also one of the factors of kidney diseases because it puts some stress on the organ.

How to keep your kidneys healthy

Hearing that the beverages you have been drinking for as long as you can remember could be quite harmful may come as a shock, but it is not too late to cut down on the intake.

However, fret not, here are some golden rules to help keep your kidneys healthy:

1. Drink enough water;

2. Always get enough sleep in;

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3. Don't eat processed foods;

4. Do not smoke;

5. Engage in physical activities;

6. Avoid excess intake of meat;

7. Cut down on your salt (sodium) intake;

8. Don't overuse painkillers.

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Also, ensure to limit dietary intake of sugar-sweetened beverages because they are known to result in poor health outcomes, which include weight gain, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.

Take note of the above mentioned do's and don'ts. Prevention is better than the cure. Our health is our wealth, and we should do all it takes to preserve it.

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