Sugary Drinks Might Be Linked to An Increased Risk of Early Death

Sugary Drinks Might Be Linked to An Increased Risk of Early Death

Everyone knows that sugar-sweetened beverages are not healthy. But a new study sheds even more light on how bad these drinks are for our health.
Soda and other sugary drinks have been associated with early death.

According to a new study that has been recently published in the Journal of Circulation, sugary drinks are linked to an increased risk of early death. For approximately three decades, more than 37,000 men and 80,000 women in the health profession have been analyzed for this study.

What the participants in the study had to do was to answer various questions about their lifestyle and fill out surveys regarding their diet every four years. The study found that those who were drinking more sugary beverages had a higher risk of death. That applied to energy and sports drinks, as well as to soft drinks and fruit drinks.

Eliminating sugary drinks from your life can improve your overall health and prevent early death

When the researchers also took into consideration various factors that might affect the volunteers’ risk of premature death, their findings were still the same.
Vasanti Malik, the principal author of the study, mentioned that people should definitely try to reduce their intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and replace them with some other drinks, “preferably water.”

Nevertheless, the study doesn’t necessarily prove that sugary beverages can cause early death, but instead, it has found a connection between the two. Previous studies from the past have also linked these unhealthy drinks with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Therefore, it’s definitely not a good idea to drink too many sugary drinks if you want to be healthy and live longer.

The researchers did mention that only a few studies have analyzed the link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and early death. But this doesn’t mean that people should consume such drinks without thinking about the consequences.

In this recent study, sugar-sweetened beverages consumption was linked mostly to an increased risk of dying from heart disease.


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