Study Links Sugary Drinks With Risk of Premature Death

Study followed 13,000 people
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A study at Emory University in Atlanta followed 13,000 people for more than six years. Almost 71% of the study participants were overweight or obese.

The study found that those who drank the most sugary drinks of any kind — including colas and fruit juices — had a 14% higher risk of premature death.

Each additional daily 12-ounce serving of cola or other sugar-sweetened drink was linked to an 11% increased risk; however, for fruit juice, the risk was as much as 24% higher.

Sugary beverages increase insulin resistance, raising the risk for cardiovascular disease, while fructose or fruit sugar consumption can stimulate weight gain around the waist, another risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Source: jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2733417

 

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