London: A new study has found that daily consumption of fruit juice can actually prove dangerous for the heart.
According to study's lead author, Dr Matthew Pase, from the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, the sweet drinks could significantly increase the central blood pressure of the people who have it on daily basis than the ones who have it occasionally, which could heighten the risk of heart attack or angina and cognitive impairment, the Daily Express reported.
She added that though fruit juices have the essential vitamins, they also contain high amounts of sugar, and the findings were important since it was commonly believed that it is good for health.
Previous researches have said orange juice to be equally bad as sweetened drinks, and a 250ml serving contains 115 calories or seven teaspoons of sugar while a can of cola has 139 calories.
As per World Health Organization's recommendation, people should consume only six teaspoons of sugar per day.
The study is published in the scientific journal Appetite.