Soft drinks kill 184k people a year
Johannesburg - It may sound like 'just another health article from scientists', but the warning is very real.
A new study has shown that every year, 184, 000 adults die from diabetes and obesity resulting from drinking too many sugary soft drinks.
The scientists found that adults under the age of 45 are at the highest risk for the diseases because they consume more artificially sweetened drinks than those over 45 years old.
The study is the first of its kind to estimate the number of deaths caused from diabetes, heart disease, and cancers related to soft drinks.
The information brings into question not just fizzy drinks, but fruit juices, energy drinks and even sweetened ice teas. It has started to question just how sweet soft drinks really are, for it to cause health conditions that eventually kill people.
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