Researchers Examine Association of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake and Asthma

The August 2016 edition of Preventive Medicine featured an article exploring the association of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake and asthma in US adults. The study also sought to better understand the role of obesity in this association. Using data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the researchers estimated “associations between current asthma and frequency… of SSB intake (soda, fruit drink, sweet tea, and sports/energy drink).” The study included data for 146,990 adults.

The researchers found “frequent SSB consumption was associated with asthma among non-obese adults,” but also “SSB intake frequency was not associated with asthma among obese adults.” They also found that “there was no difference in asthma prevalence with SSB intake [less than one] time/day.”

To view the article’s abstract, click here.