Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/25/2015 -- The development of arthritic conditions is often linked to the gradual wear and tear of the joints as people age. This is why many people are using glucosamine supplements in an attempt to repair joint degeneration. However, studies now suggest that that those trying to reduce their risk for the condition should cautious when choosing their next beverage.
A recent study has been investigating the link between sugar-sweetened soda intake and the risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis. RA, or rheumatoid arthritis, causes inflammation that results in joint pain and damage. Sufferers may also experience fatigue and other symptoms. This arthritic condition is believed to be caused by both genetic and environmental factors that potentially includes a person's diet.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published a study that found women who drink sugar-sweetened sodas every day are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who drink soda once per month, or those who don't drink at all.
Experts believe there is a logical explanation behind this finding. Sugar-sweetened soda is often linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity, all of which are highly common in individuals who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Following the findings, researchers are looking to definitively investigate whether sugary beverages trigger the development of arthritis.
"There are many variables involved in these types of studies. In the recent soda study, it was found that the women who drank one or more sodas were also more likely to exercise less and have poorer diets compared to those who consume fewer sugary beverages," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
Many researchers have different presumptions about how sugary beverages trigger the development of arthritis. A possible explanation from one researcher is that sugar-sweetened soda can significantly increase the number of molecules known as pro-inflammatory cytokines, which promote inflammation in the body. These molecules include interlukin-6(IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNF-R2), which are believed to play major roles in joint destruction and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.
More studies are still being conducted to investigate the effects of sugary beverages in rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are many individuals who are choosing to consume non-sugary beverages for health reasons. There are also those who believe the use natural alternatives, such as glucosamine supplements, could reduce the rate of joint degeneration (http://www.amazon.com/Glucosamine-Sulfate-Chondroitin-Supplement-Turmeric/dp/B00DUMO9X4/).
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