Skip to comments.25,000 U.S. Deaths Linked to Sugary Drinks
Posted on 03/20/2013 5:50:29 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
25,000 U.S. Deaths Linked to Sugary Drinks ABC NewsBy Katie Moisse | ABC News 8 hours ago
In a study that's sure to shake up the soda ban debate, Harvard researchers have linked the sugary drinks to 180,000 deaths a year worldwide, 25,000 in the United States alone.
"We know that sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to obesity, and that a large number of deaths are caused by obesity-related diseases. But until now, nobody had really put these pieces together," said Gitanjali Singh, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and lead author of the study presented today at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in New Orleans.
Singh and colleagues spent five years putting the pieces together. Using data from national health surveys around the world, the team tied sugar-sweetened beverages to 133,000 deaths from diabetes, 44,000 deaths from cardiovascular diseases and 6,000 deaths from cancer in 2010.
The study adds to mounting evidence that sugar-sweetened beverages, loaded with calories that carry little nutritional value, are a public health hazard.
"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, adding that she thinks "cause" is an appropriate word despite the limitations of the association study.
The American Beverage Association criticized the study, which has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, calling it "more about sensationalism than science."
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Bloomberg was RIGHT!
OK then, case closed. More people croak from soda pop than from guns.
A sugary drink never killed anyone, period.
This study is crap.
And now that government controls your healthcare...
If something comes out of one of the Harvard Hard Science or Engineering schools - better believe it.
As for their Law, Business, and Health schools - better put on your bull Obama hat.
These people are complete buffoons
“OK then, case closed. More people croak from soda pop than from guns.”
Well, are they assault sodas?
Life! 100% fatal.
Stats are anything you want them to be.
Reality: All people die!!
Given enough grant money, researchers can link anything to anything else.
It is all in the technique — and the amount of money they get.
These researchers must have had deep conversations with Mika Brzezinski...you know, 30-45 seconds.
I thought it was the sugar from gun shaped Pop Tarts that are the biggest killers.
I really doubt these idiots “tied” anything to drinking soda.
If they ever release their data and methods I doubt they even have a correlation let alone a causation.
If this is the rationale for banning food or drink, what's next?
Pies, cakes, Twinkies, chips, pretzels, crackers, cookies, candy, alcoholic beverages, sweet tea, sweet coffee, yada, yada, yada. None of those have nutritional value.
Why just sugary soda or is this just the camel's nose under the tent?
So, 1 out of 12,000 of us die from sugary drinks every year. Even if true and accurate, that’s almost a non-existent rate.
They are coming after your cold ones next. Beer bellys and all those carbs.
Its for the children.
“Human saliva causes cancer, but only when swallowed in small amounts over long periods of time.”
Bloomberg think so. The question remains, do people have the right to abuse their bodies?
guess all the slots at the global warming scam are all filled up....and who funded their study?