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Greener Journal of Biomedical and Health Sciences

Vol. 3 (1), pp. 1-5, 2018

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DOI Link: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJBHS.2018.1.083018126

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X-Rays of the Potential Elements in Soft Drinks and Their Effects on Some Blood Parameters, Glucose Concentration, Growth and Development of Children and Youths

 

 

Oguwike, F.N.; Igwedibia, C.P.; Ifedi, I.C.; Dim, C.N.; Offor, C.C.; Oguwike, E.R.C.

 

 

1Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli Campus Anambra State.

2Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli Anambra State.

3Department of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku- Awka, Anambra State.

 

 

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Article No.: 083018126

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJBHS.2018.1.083018126

 

 

Children and youths require adequate food and drinks for development and growth. Soft drinks are one of those things that can play a good role in the development of growth of children and youths.  Fifty (50) bottles of soft drinks of different brands namely Fanta, Coke, Teem Lemon, Sprite, and Teem Soda were analyzed to know their material make-up. Also twenty (20) subjects consisting of both children and youths were used to study the effect of incessant drinking of soft drinks for 7days. It was observed in the study that the material make-up of most soft drinks are carbonated water, (the major content), sugar and sweetener, followed by flavor and caffeine (in Coca-Cola). The blood glucose concentration in the test subjects (Group B) were higher (FBS 92 + 0.7, RBS 105 + 0.5mg/dl) compared to their corresponding controls (FBS 74.6 + 0.8, RBS 76.2 + 0.3mg/dl), also there was gain in the weight of the test subjects compared to their corresponding control (control weight 35.2 + 0.6kg, Test subjects 52.0 + 1.4kg). No significant variance (P>0.05) in the haemoglobin concentration and packed cell volume of the test subjects and control subjects. It could be deduced from this study that the presence of sugar and caffeine could be affecting the growth and development of children and youths.

 

Submitted: 30/08/2018

Accepted:  08/09/2018

Published: 03/12/2018

 

*Corresponding Author

Oguwike F.N

E-mail: foguwike@ gmail. com

Phone: 08037791363

 

Keywords:

Soft drinks, Haemoglobin, Weight, Carbonated water, Glucose, Youths and Children

 

 

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Cite this Article: Oguwike, FN; Igwedibia, CP; Ifedi, IC; Dim, CN; Offor, CC; Oguwike, ERC (2018). X-Rays of the Potential Elements in Soft Drinks and Their Effects on Some Blood Parameters, Glucose Concentration, Growth and Development of Children and Youths. Greener Journal of Biomedical and Health Sciences, 3(1), 1-5, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJBHS.2018.1.083018126.

 


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