Soda, Juice, Other Sugary Drinks May Boost Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

By Joni Sweet | HealthLine

Still struggling to kick a daily soda habit?

New research that shows an association between consuming sugary drinks and death might be the final straw that gets you to give up soda and juice — for good.

In a study presented at a recent American Heart Association (AHA) scientific meeting this month, researchers found that adults who drank a lot of sweet beverages, including soft drinks, juice, and fruit drinks, may face an increased risk of dying from heart disease, as well as other health issues.

Researchers from Emory University and other institutions tracked the diets and health of 17,930 black and white adults over the age of 45 for about six years, using the data from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.

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