Drinking sugary beverages linked with early death

19 March 2019
229 Views

Soda and other sugary beverages aren’t exactly known for being healthy. But now, a new study finds that sugar-sweetened beverages are tied to an increased risk of early death.

In the study, published today (March 18) in the journal Circulation, researchers analyzed information from more than 80,000 women and 37,000 men in the health profession who were followed for about three decades. Participants filled out surveys about their diet every four years, and also answered questions about their lifestyle and overall health every two years.

The more sugary beverages people drank — including soft drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks — the greater their risk of death was during the study period.

For example, those who drank two to six sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) per week were 6 percent more likely to die during the study period, compared with those who drank less than one SSB per month. Those who drank one to two SSBs per day were 14 percent more likely to die during the study period compared with those who drank less than one SSB per month.

You may be interested

EU order for Apple to pay €13bn tax bill to Ireland “defies reality and common sense”
WORLD
shares9 views
WORLD
shares9 views

EU order for Apple to pay €13bn tax bill to Ireland “defies reality and common sense”

Panos - Sep 19, 2019

The European Union’s order for Apple to pay €13bn in back taxes to Ireland “defies reality and common sense”, the…

Next for Turkey? Nuclear Weapons!
DEFENCE
shares13 views
DEFENCE
shares13 views

Next for Turkey? Nuclear Weapons!

Panos - Sep 19, 2019

During the 17 years he has ruled NATO-member Turkey, the country’s Islamist strongman, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has rarely missed…

Archaeologists unearth amazing 3,200-year-old sword at a Bronze Age site in Spain
GREECE
shares18 views
GREECE
shares18 views

Archaeologists unearth amazing 3,200-year-old sword at a Bronze Age site in Spain

Panos - Sep 19, 2019

Archaeologists working on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca (Mallorca) have made a surprising discovery. They came across a 3,200-year-old…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.