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Sugary drinks tied to 180,000 deaths worldwide

MyHealthNewsDaily: Consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages may contribute to hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world, mainly due to type 2 diabetes, a new study says.

The results show sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is linked to 180,000 deaths a year worldwide, including 25,000 deaths a year in the United States, the researchers say. The study is being presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association.

Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity
Several new studies strongly suggest that sugary drinks cause people to pack on the pounds, independent of other unhealthy behavior such as overeating and getting too little exercise, scientists say. Read more from AP.Photo: Two-liter bottles of regular and diet soda are seen for sale on May 31, 2012, in New York City. (Getty Images North America)

Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

Several new studies strongly suggest that sugary drinks cause people to pack on the pounds, independent of other unhealthy behavior such as overeating and getting too little exercise, scientists say. Read more from AP.

Photo: Two-liter bottles of regular and diet soda are seen for sale on May 31, 2012, in New York City. (Getty Images North America)

New York City bans sales of large sugary drinks

JUST IN: New York City’s Board of Health has approved a ban on sales of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. This is the first restriction of its kind in the U.S., The New York Times reports.

Photo: From left, Benjamin, 8, Alana, 10, and Sara Lesczynski, 8, of New York hold “Big Gulp” drinks while protesting the proposed “soda-ban” that New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has suggested in New York on July 9, 2012. (Andrew Burton / Reuters)

reuters:

Sixty-four percent of people surveyed in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll on sugary drinks think New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to regulate the sale of sugary drinks in large volumes gives the government too much control over a person’s decision about their own diets. [REUTERS]

(Reblogged from reuters)