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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN Death by soda?
Most of us have heard that sugary soft drinks are not great for our waistlines, but research suggests that these drinks could be carrying some other serious health consequences. Research linked intake of sugar sweetened drinks to a high number of diabetes, cardiovascular and even cancer deaths. Water, naturally flavored beverages like ZICO Coconut Water, and 100% fruit juice is the best beverage to drink for health and hydration.
Sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks may be associated with about 180,000 deaths around the world each year, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
Sugar-sweetened beverages are consumed throughout the world, and contribute to excess body weight, which increases the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers. Using data collected as part of the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases Study, the researchers linked intake of sugar- sweetened beverages to 133,000 diabetes deaths…
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