How Sugary Drinks Kill
New research has convicted sugary drinks like soda as the killer of 180,000 people. This research comes out only a week after a New York court blocked legislation to limit the serving size of sugary beverages to 16 ounces.
Over the past couple of months, sugary beverages, which are so common in the American diet, have been in the news for their role in contributing to the skyrocketing rates of obesity. Now we want to know if these sodas are responsible for obesity-related deaths, too. Current statistics show that two out of every three American adults are obese—as is one in every three children—bringing it to epidemic proportions. In fact, research has even shown that one out of every 100 deaths related to obesity can be blamed on these belly-busting beverages.
Here’s how the researchers arrived at the number 180,000: they analyzed the rates of consumption of sugary beverages in 114 countries, and then looked at the number of deaths from certain diseases, like obesity and diabetes.Read More