Another study found that drinking soft drinks – including soda and energy drinks – on a regular basis can have a big impact on people's health in the long run. The latest study was recently published in the journal by JAMA Internal Medicine where scientists thoroughly analyzed their data on the potential link between soft drink consumption and the risk of death. Health risks are found in both sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages.
The study is intended to examine the potential link between commonly drinking 'soft drinks', including everything from soda to carbonated lemonade and the risk of mortality. As part of their work, researchers analyzed data on more than 451
The latest study excluded participants who had conditions such as heart disease and cancer during their enrollment in EPIC. In addition, the researchers excluded anyone whose dietary information was considered "unlikely" and those who did not provide information about soda consumption.
After analyzing data on other individuals, the study found a higher mortality rate for all people who drink at least two glasses of soft drinks a day, including those sweetened with zero calorie sweeteners. The study found that drinking sugary drinks every day could increase the risk of digestive diseases and that consuming artificially sweetened drinks daily could come with a higher risk of circulatory disease.
In this case, a glass of soda is considered to be 8.5 oz, which is about one box of normal size. The results show – as in a number of past studies – that drinking soda and other sugary sodas every day can pose serious health risks to a person's life.