According to a large long-term study of Americans, the more people drink sweetened beverages, the more likely they are to die prematurely, especially cardiovascular disease. The risk of early death from drinking sugary drinks was higher in women.
Two or more sugary drinks per day increase the risk of death by 21%
"Our results again point to the need to limit the consumption of sugary drinks and replace them with other beverages, preferably water, to improve overall health and longevity," Vasanti said. Malik, director of research.
The researchers analyzed the medical data and eating habits of 80,647 women and 37,716 men over thirty years. As a result, the more people drank sugary drinks, the greater the risk of premature death, whatever the cause. Consumption of one to four sugary drinks per month was associated with an increased risk of death of 1%; two to six per week for an increase of 6%; one to two per day for an increase of 14%; and two or more per day for an increase of 21%.
Early death from cardiovascular disease
There was a particularly strong link between the consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease. Those who drank two or more sugary drinks per day had a 31% higher risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease. Each additional serving of sweetened beverage per day was associated with an increased risk of 10% cardiovascular disease deaths.
"The consumption of sugary drinks increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, which in itself is an important risk factor for premature death, and supports policies to limit the marketing of sugary beverages to children and adolescents. the high cost of the treatments they cause, "said Walter Willett, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition.
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