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Healthier Me: Sugary Drinks & Deaths

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Before you pop the top on that soda can, you might want to read this: new research has linked sugar-sweetened beverages with hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide.


In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a study from the Harvard School of Public Health points the finger at soda over-consumption for 180,000 deaths worldwide each year. Researchers calculated the consumption of sugary drinks worldwide and compared that with death rate data to get their results.

The American Beverage Association responded to the study in a statement, calling it "more about sensationalism than science."

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