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Title: Effects of soft drink and table beer consumption on insulin response in normal teenagers and carbohydrate drink in youngsters
Authors: Janssens, Jaak Ph.
Shapira, N.
Debeuf, P.
Michiels, Luc
Putman, R.
Bruckers, Liesbeth
Renard, Didier
Molenberghs, Geert
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc
Citation: European journal of cancer prevention, 8(4). p. 289-295
Abstract: There is ample evidence that breast cancer susceptibility is induced during the developmental stages of the human breast where, in a manner related to sex-steroid hormones, insulin plays an important role. In turn, nutrition might be implicated. Regular soft drinks and table beer, both carbohydrate-containing drinks, are candidates affecting insulin concentrations. Eleven teenagers, between the ages of 13 and 17 years, consumed a soft drink and a table beer in a crossover study. The blood levels of insulin and glucose were related to antropomorphometric and endocrine factors. In contrast to table beer, consumption of regular soft drinks induced a fast and dramatic increase in both glucose and insulin concentration within a maximum 1\2 hour after consumption. The insulin response was linearly correlated to the body mass index (BMI). Children with a small increase in BMI are highly sensitive to regular soft drinks with regard to glucose and insulin response. The finding suggests a vicious circle of high caloric drinks, increase in BMI and insulin response. It is one of the nutritional pathways which might affect susceptibility for breast cancer in youngsters. Table beer, a drink with fermented sugars, does not share these effects on carbohydrate metabolism.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/7480
DOI: 10.1097/00008469-199908000-00004
ISI #: 000082366700004
ISSN: 0959-8278
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2000
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