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CNN: Study Links Sugary Drinks to Higher Risk of Premature Death

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Risk of premature death for women who drink more than two servings of a sugary beverage each day was 63 percent higher than women who drank less, while men who regularly have sugary drinks had a 29 percent increase in risk. (Fotolia)

By    |   Monday, 18 March 2019 11:57 AM

Regularly drinking sugary beverages like soda is connected with a higher likelihood of premature death from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study reported by CNN.

Risk of premature death for women who drink more than two servings of a sugary beverage each day was 63 percent higher than women who drank less than one sugary drink per month, while men who regularly have sugary drinks had a 29 percent increase in risk.

"There's been previous studies that have shown strong and consistent links between the consumption of sweetened beverages and weight gain, Type 2 diabetes, as well as other cardiometabolic conditions such as heart disease and stroke," wrote Vasanti Malik, the lead researcher and an adjunct lecturer in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, in a study published in Circulation on Monday.

Malik and the other researchers utilized data amassed from almost 38,000 American men in a study that started in 1986 and from over 80,000 American women in a study that began in 1976. Overall, the study indicates that consuming sugary drinks increases risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease by 31 percent, and cancer by 18 percent.

American Beverage Association spokesperson told CNN: “We don't think anyone should overconsume sugar, that's why we're working to reduce the sugar people consume from beverages across the country. ... [L]ow- and no-calorie sweeteners have been repeatedly confirmed as safe by regulatory bodies around the world.”

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