Those who drank two or more cans of diet sodas a day were more likely to die from circulatory diseases, while those who had one or more cans of regular sodas a day were more likely to die from digestive diseases.
“This study found that consumption of total, sugar-sweetened, and artificially sweetened soft drinks was positively associated with all-cause deaths in this large European cohort,” the authors said in the study. “The results are supportive of public health campaigns aimed at limiting the consumption of soft drinks.”
This isn’t the first time sugary drinks have been associated with early death.
In 2019, researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found sugar-sweetened beverages increased the risk of premature death from heart disease or cancer.
And another study from a team at St. Michael's Hospital and Toronto University in Canada suggested sodas can increase your risk of diabetes more than other sugary foods.
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