Link between drinking soda and depression?
Dr. Manny weighs in on new study
- Duration 3:15
- Date Jan 9, 2013
Dr. Manny weighs in on new study
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And there is a new study out the finds a link between depression and soda.
Wrote researchers with the National Institutes of Health looking at more than 260000.
Between the ages of fifty and 71 over a ten year period.
They discovered the people who consumed more than four beverages sweetened drinks a day had a 30% increased risk.
Of depression Dr.
Manny Alvarez -- senior managing editor of Fox News health dot -- member of our Fox News medical eighteen.
So this applies to diet beverages and all -- well as.
And it diet regular soda and fruit punch in other words drinks that are sweetened.
That have a lot of sugar carbonated perhaps fructose.
And you consume a lot of it but but diet drinks don't have a lot of sugar well but they have other chemicals that are also associated with so -- Look at at the end of the day this ball to me this has a lot to do with glucose and balances if you look at depression.
-- people that suffer from depression it's as some sub group.
Have an imbalance of glucose metabolism highs and lows productions of high peaks of insulin.
Drops in in sugar and this is exactly what the stories telling you that the stories telling you that.
Also it is okay if you consume them excessively are going to interfere down the road with your glucose metabolism.
That into itself is going to Alter the amount of serotonin which is -- one of the chemicals in the brain.
That could predispose you in developing depression and in the numbers are huge you know this is -- 200000.
People study will research.
Looking at the incidents and very well analyze and you know Beatles see the same effect -- -- -- compare that with coffee drinkers.
That coffee drinkers did not have that kind of depression have anything to happen.
Better mood elevation so this tells you how some of these sugary drinks.
Whether his -- -- sweetened or diet can really Alter your metabolism that is the good news here I drink a lot of coffee and right -- and I BR if you're always happy yes I am but it but but it found that coffee drinkers who were not affected by this by this problem.
Absolutely because you know coffee has.
A lot of antioxidants.
And especially people that bring black coughing you know -- a black coffee.
Is is is kind of good for you has a lot of good potential positive properties.
That when it comes to mood.
More -- itself.
That that the chemistry of the brain is very sensitive.
To again this sugar -- balances and when you drink soda that's what you gonna end up with and this is I mean -- significant.
Significantly higher chance 30%.
And 38% would -- drugs now Beth that you know.
And again -- did this.
Look the -- this all the sodas are chemicals -- not good for you especially customs and get our answer your prescription -- prescription is drink coffee drink water drink natural -- stay away from all the the sugary drinks that not good for you.
Times thirty -- -- could free 30% higher incidence of depression among older people who drink a lot of trying to.
Director sort of a cut our government thank you.