Soft Drinks Can Lead to Early Death

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Do you love soft drinks? If so, you are not alone. The United States ranks first among countries in soft drink consumption. Millions of people enjoy one or two glasses of cold soft drink each day. But after you read this article, you may want to think twice before drinking.

     

     

The latest study published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Internal Medicine found that having lots of soft drinks, both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened, is associated with a higher risk for all-cause mortality.

     

About the study

     

    

In order to examine the association between total, sugar-sweetened, and artificially sweetened soft drink consumption and all-cause mortality, mortality from circulatory diseases and digestive diseases, Amy Mullee, Ph.D., and her colleagues recruited 451,743 participants (mean age, 50.8 years), and followed their health conditions for an average of 16.4 years.

     

About the results

     

     

If we consider the hazard ratio of all-cause mortality, mortality from circulatory diseases and digestive diseases for people who drink less than one glass of total soft drinks per month as 1, the hazard ratio of other groups of people were:

     

Less than one glass of total soft drinks per monthAt least two glasses of total soft drinks per dayAt least two glasses of sugar-sweetened soft drinks per dayAt least two glasses of artificially sweetened soft drinks per day
All-cause mortality11.171.081.26
Mortality from circulatory diseases1--1.52
Mortality from digestive diseases1-1.59-

     

     

According to the results:

—Greater consumption of total, sugar-sweetened, and artificially sweetened soft drinks was associated with all-cause mortality

—Greater consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks was associated with deaths from circulatory diseases

—Greater consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks was associated with deaths from digestive diseases

    

    

"Results of this study appear to support ongoing public health measures to reduce the consumption of soft drinks," the authors wrote.

17 Answers

You need a certain amount of cola to cause death. A little bit cola a day keep the unhappiness away. Happiness make you live longer.
Thank you! I agree...I have cut back enormously.....and it helped my diabetes too, but I do so Love cola!
Oh wow that’s crazy I don’t even drink soda like that.
They used to make me happy but Im afraid they dont now and wont forever.
I dont know about death rate but I do know what it does to teeth.
Look at Donald Trump who has a cola order button in his office. Drinking cola every day and fuck the world up at 73.
We will pray for you..
I agree. Pray for those who harbor so much anger expressed toward our President.
TRUMP 2020
These colorful cute guys with bubble angels are presents from God I can NEVER give them up.
Well I don't think it's actually a risk. I'll just continue.
I saw an experiment putting human teeth into cola for a month. I will never drink sodas again.
HUMANS IN THIS ERA CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT COLA.
I pretty love drinking them... Am I killing myself?
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