Fruit juice causes obesity in newborns, research
Maryland: After seven years of research on more than 4,000 newborns, American scientists have found that children who regularly drink fruit juice in the first 12 months of their lives become obese later in life.
In the study, experts from the US National Institutes of Health and other medical institutes interviewed mothers of children and filled out survey forms related to their children’s daily diets.
Although the American Academy of Pediatrics has clear guidelines for children’s nutrition and health, it is important not to drink fruit juices until they are one year old, as they contain only sweeteners. While other important nutrients are not present.
Despite these guidelines, the study found that approximately 25% of women started feeding their babies fruit juice in the first 6 months of life, while 49% started using it between the ages of 7 and 12 months. Twenty-six percent of women started feeding their children fruit juices when they were one year (12 months) old.
After seven years of research, it was found that children who started consuming fruit juices before they reached the age of one, not only became accustomed to high sugar in the later years of their life, but also showed signs of obesity. Were also beginning to appear.
Children who became accustomed to fruit juices and other sweet drinks at a very young age also had significantly lower water consumption, indicating that they did not like to drink too much water as it was ‘tasteless’. Instead, they prefer fruit juices, sweet drinks and other soft drinks that have a lot of sweetness.
Experts warn that making children under one year of age addicted to fruit juices and sugary drinks is dangerous for their future health as this habit of consuming more sweets can lead them to obesity very quickly while obesity itself It is the root cause of dangerous and deadly diseases.