The JAMA Internal Medicine journal outlined a study in which researchers have followed about half a million people for two decades. They found that people who drank more than 16 ounces of sugary soft drinks a day were at a higher risk of dying from digestive disorders.
The study also found that people who drank the same amount of diet soda were at a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
Experts point out that soda did not directly cause death. Researchers say it is impossible to determine whether the leading factor is a specific artificial sweetener, type of drink, obesity, or other health problem
The study results support public health campaigns aimed at curbing the consumption of soft drinks.
You can read more about the study here.
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