Sugary beverages also make it harder to control blood sugar levels.
From JAMA Network:
Question: Is the consumption of sugary beverages (ie, sugar-sweetened beverages and fruit juices) associated with an increased mortality risk?
Findings: In this cohort study of 13 440 black and white adults 45 years and older observed for a mean of 6.0 years, each additional 12-oz serving/d of sugary beverages was associated with an 11% higher all-cause mortality risk, and each additional 12-oz serving/d of fruit juice was associated with a 24% higher all-cause mortality risk. Similar associations were not observed for sugary beverage consumption and coronary heart disease mortality.
Meaning: These results suggest higher consumption of sugary beverages, including fruit juice, is associated with increased mortality.
Steve Parker, M.D.