Soft drinks may cause 184,000 deaths a year

Soft drinks may cause 184,000 deaths a year

Soft drinks may cause 184,000 deaths a year


Research published in the journal Circulation concluded that soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages may be responsible for the deaths of 184,000 people around the world each year.


According to the BBC’s website, participants analyzed the risks associated with consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.


The researchers estimate that about 133,000 people die of diabetes as a result of their excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, while about 45,000 die of cardiovascular diseases and 6,450 people die of cancer, in which these drinks play a role. Lead researcher Dariush Mozaffarian of Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, said, “In many countries of the world, a large number of people die from a single nutrient, which is sugar-sweetened beverages. world level.”

Mexico ranked first in terms of the number of deaths related to drinking these drinks, with 450 deaths per million people, followed by the United States with 125 deaths per million people.


The researchers also said that the amount of sugar consumed in a country is directly related to the prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, adding that 76 percent of deaths related to the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages occur in poor or middle-income countries.


The study did not include natural fruit juices.

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