The Risks of Sugary Drinks

CNN reported a study published in the journal Circulation that found long-term, frequent consumption of sugary drinks was associated with a higher risk for early death due to cardiovascular disease and cancer in both men and women, but the effect was especially high in women. Women who drank sodas, juice or sports drinks more than twice a day had a 63% higher risk of premature death as compared to women who drank fewer than one a month.

These findings along with the research on the effects of sugary drinks on weight gain and Type 2 diabetes indicate that we should strive to cut back our consumption of these beverages.

Julie Freeman