Drinking too <g data-gr-id="14">much carbonated</g> beverage can increase the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease, or out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) of cardiac origin, says a study.
The study analysed the impact of various beverages per person between 2005 and 2011 in the 47 prefectures of Japan.
“Carbonated beverage consumption was significantly and positively associated with OHCAs of cardiac origin in Japan, indicating that beverage habits may have an impact on fatal CVD (cardiovascular disease),” said principal investigator Keijiro Saku, professor of cardiology at Fukuoka University in Japan.
“The acid in carbonated beverages might play an important role in this association,” Saku noted.
The study involved nearly 800,000 patients who had out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of cardiac and non-cardiac origin. The findings indicate that limiting consumption of carbonated beverages could be beneficial for health.
The findings were presented at European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2015 in London.