In a new study, researchers found drinking sugary beverages is linked to higher death risk of heart disease.
This means sodas and sports drinks may make heart disease more dangerous.
The team also found that sugary drinks are linked to a higher risk of dying from cancer.
The research was conducted by researchers from Harvard University.
Previous studies found that people in the U.S. have been drinking fewer sugary drinks in the past 10 years.
But soda and other sweetened drinks are still the largest sources of added sugar in the U.S. diet.
Some research showed that there are strong links between soft drinks, weight gain, and cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
However, it is unknown if drinking surgery beverage and diet soda is linked to different death risk of these diseases.
In the current study, the team examined health data from 37,716 men in the Health Professionals follow-up study and 80,647 women in the Nurses’ Health Study.
They found the risk of death rose as people drank more sugar-sweetened drinks.
In addition, using artificially sweetened drink to replace one sugary drink every day was linked to a slightly lower risk of dying.
However, if women drank four or more artificially sweetened drinks every day, they would have a higher risk of death.
The researchers suggest that drinking plain water instead of sugary drinks is a healthy choice for the heart and may help people live longer.
Although diet soda may help cut back consumption of sugary drinks and reduce sugar intake, water is the best and healthiest choice.
For people who are habituated to a sweet-tasting drink, it may be helpful to switch to diet drinks first, and then switch to plain water.
Future work needs to confirm the link between drinking artificially sweetened beverages and death risk of heart disease.
The lead author of the study is Vasanti Malik, Sc.D., a research scientist in the Department of Nutrition in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The study is published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
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