Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sugary Beverages Linked to 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

New research recently presented at the America Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions found some staggering and alarming statistics regarding soda and sugary beverage consumption.

A study conducted by the Global Burden of Diseases Study found that 180,000 deaths worldwide are linked to sugary beverages.

In the US alone, research found that that 25,000 deaths were linked to sugary beverages; and that drinks such as soda were also associated with 133,000 diabetes deaths, 44,000 heart disease deaths and 6,000 cancer deaths.

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