Sugary Beverages Increase Risk of Death

Wonder if sugar in coffee counts?

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.

Source: Association of Sugary Beverage Consumption With Mortality Risk in US Adults: A Secondary Analysis of Data From the REGARDS Study | Cardiology | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network

Steve Parker, M.D.

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  2. Ivan

    Lots of strange meaningless science going on.

  3. Thank you sharing this useful information with us. People do consume sugary beverages in a great quantity without knowing that it is costing their lives. But after reading this blog, I think people will definitely change their eating habits.