Abstract 19966: Hemodynamic and Metabolic Correlates of Taurine Sodas or Colas in Healthy Young to Middle-age Adults: The IPC Cohort
Background: The hemodynamic and metabolic correlates of specific sodas have not been extensively studied. We used data from the IPC cohort, a large cohort of presumably healthy individuals having a general medical work-up reimbursed by the French National Health Insurance, to determine blood pressure, heart rate, BMI, waist circumference, glycemia, and LDL-cholesterol according to soda drinking habits. A self-administered questionnaire recorded daily habits for drinking colas or taurine sodas, with a 3-grade scale (no daily consumption, average daily consumption of 1-4 drinks, average daily consumption >= 4 drinks. Because consumption of taurine sodas and colas strongly declined after 50 years, only individuals aged 50 years or less (n=26,127) were included in the present analysis.
Results: Daily consumption of colas and taurine drinks was reported in 8614 (33%) and 657 (2.5%) individuals, respectively. Compared with non-drinkers, cola and taurine soda consumers were younger (37 vs 34 vs 29 years, respectively, P<0.001), more often male (54 vs 58 vs 73%), more often socially deprived (8% vs 10% vs 10%), and more often current smokers (23% vs 33%, vs52%).
After adjustment for age, sex, education, social status, and smoking status cola consumption was associated with slightly but significantly elevated BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure and heart rate, with no difference for fasting glucose or LDL-c. Taurine soda consumers had significantly higher BMI, and a trend to higher systolic blood pressure.
Conclusion: Daily consumption of colas was associated with a modest increase in hemodynamic risk factors and body mass index, and the association with taurine sodas was essentially similar. Overall, very high consumers (5+ drinks per day) had hemodynamic nd metabolic effects similar to those of milder daily consumers.
Author Disclosures: N. Danchin: None. S. Czernichow: None. F. Thomas: None. Y. Elbez: None. C. Lemogne: None. J. Simon: None. O. Hanon: None. T. Simon: None. B. Pannier: None.
- © 2015 by American Heart Association, Inc.