It appears that consuming carbonated drinks may be associated with heart attacks. The European Society of Cardiology reported, carbonated drinks have been found to be associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest which is of cardiac origin. It is implied by the results of this study that limiting the consumption of carbonated beverages may prove to be beneficial for your health.
Principal investigator Professor Keijiro Saku, Dean and professor of cardiology at Fukuoka University in Japan, says a positive correlation has been found between the consumption of soft drinks and the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke in some epidemiologic studies. It has been observed in other studies that there is a decreased risk and mortality of CVD with consumption of green tea and coffee.
It has been known that there is an increased risk of metabolic syndrome and CVD with consumption of carbonated beverages, or sodas. This study has raised considerations of an association between drinking large quantities of carbonated beverages and fatal CVD or out-of-hospital cardiac arrests which are of cardiac origin. Professor Saku says that clearly beverage habits may have an impact on risk of fatal CVD.
The University Herald reports that soft drinks have been linked to heart attacks and stroke. Japanese researchers who have discovered this association say that placing a limit on the consumption of carbonated beverages decreases the risk of health problems. Although the association between carbonated beverage consumption and heart attacks has not been found to be causal it remains significant that drinking too much carbonated beverages could harm your health and even cost you your life.