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Fructose Sweeteners Associated with Kidney Disease

Intakes of sugar-sweetened beverages may increase levels of uric acid, a compound linked to decreased kidney function, says a new study.

A cross-sectional analysis of data from almost 16,000 people found that the risk of chronic kidney disease increased by over 150 percent in those who more than one soda per day and had high levels of uric acid.

The metabolization of fructose leads to increased production of uric acid, a compound linked to kidney disease when detected in high levels.

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