Experts link 25K U.S. deaths to sugar-sweetened drinks

03/20/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Approximately 180,000 deaths worldwide, including 25,000 deaths in the U.S., in 2010 were associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association meeting. The findings do not prove a causal effect, but rather link a high intake of sugary drinks to deaths due to heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers said.

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