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.

 

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18 Answers

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Drinking those things now and then matters nothing.
If so the soft drinks producer will go through a dark time
Sweet iced soda is almost the only thing that cheers me up. Now i've got to think about death when drinking. You've taken my only and last piece of happiness away. How cruel.
I'm a self-controlled person but I feel ABSOLUTE HAPPINESS when I drink iced soft drinks occasionally...
Donald Trump & Warren Buffett love cola and burger, they're both healthy and RICH.
Um How is the circulatory,Like how does the circulatory gets infected by the soda like what is the process of that

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I think that the study is misleading and does not apply to most people. The article suggests that excessive sweet soft drinks are associated with early death. Caution, this is just association not cause-effect in essence. I do not think casual drinking of soft drinks would do much damage to your health. It would not get you infected. They are just sweet drinks that contain high levels of sugars.
2 plus per day. 80 and going strong. Won't quit now.
FOOD IS WHAT KEEPS THE POP. IN CHECK / NEED TO LIVE OFF THE LAND TO BE HEALTHY
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