Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study

Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation.

Billed as a first, the report analyzed the global risks of death due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers linked to the consumption of sugary drinks.

Researchers estimated that around 133,000 people died from diabetes due to the consumption of what the report called “sugar-sweetened beverages.” Around 45,000 people died globally from cardiovascular diseases arising from sugary drink consumption and 6,450 people died from cancers linked to the beverages, researchers estimated.

http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/health/Sugary-drinks-may-cause-global-deaths-a-year/-/1954202/2770090/-/10a05tk/-/index.html

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