Consumption of Beer and Sugary Drinks Linked to Kidney Disease, Study

Researchers identified beer, sugary drinks, and two healthy types of beverages – fruit juices and tea – as potential causes of chronic kidney disease.

The most egregious offenders were carbonated and sweetened fruit drinks. Guzzling these bubbly, sweet beverages on a regular basis could raise a person’s chance of having kidney problems by as much as 61 percent.

To no one’s surprise, high consumption of beer was reported to be bad for kidney healthy. The Johns Hopkins University research team didn’t go into detail about this, probably because the reason was fairly obvious.

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