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A new Harvard study has shown that 25,000 deaths in the United States are linked to sugary drinks.
The study, performed by Gitanjali Singh and five others, has lasted nearly five years. The team collected international data of surveys regarding health and have linked beverages containing sugar to 133,000 deaths caused by diabetes, 44,000 deaths caused by heart troubles and 6,000 deaths from cancer, as reported by ABC News.
Healthy Living has reported that an American Heart Association meeting took place on Tuesday in New Orleans to discuss research findings.
Last week, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City was under the spotlight for trying to place a limit on the size of sugary drinks. A judge overthrew the idea and Bloomberg hopes to appeal the decision. With that said, Singh, a member of the recent research team, suggested that taxing sugary drinks and limiting advertisements is also not a bad idea.
“I think our findings should really impel policymakers to make effective policies to reduce sugary beverage consumption since it causes a significant number of deaths,” said Singh.