Study: Sugary Drinks Contribute to 1 in 100 U.S. Deaths
New research could have you thinking twice about what you drink next.
A study presented this week at the American Heart Association conference shows 1 in every 100 deaths in the U.S. can be linked to drinking too many sugary beverages.
The research also found that each year, sugary drinks like soda or fruit juice contribute to more than 180,000 obesity-related deaths worldwide.
The study looked countries' sugar consumption and their obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer rates.
The American Beverage Association disagrees with the findings, saying the study is "more sensationalism than science."
"The researchers make a huge leap when they take beverage intake calculations from around the globe and allege that those beverages are the cause of deaths which the authors themselves acknowledge are due to chronic disease," the association said in a statement.
The study revealed that among the world's 35 largest countries, Mexico had the highest death rates from sugary drinks. The U.S. ranked third.
New research shows not getting enough sleep can lead to weight gain.
Researchers found that losing a couple of hours of sleep over a few consecutive nights can lead to a significant amount of weight gain.
The study found that getting less than five or six hours a night can speed up the metabolism, but at the same time leads to overeating.
Researchers say people who don't get enough sleep tend to eat far more carbohydrates and eat less food at breakfast, and more after dinner--all factors that can lead to weight gain.
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