“Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year
- “Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, says study,”. This is the alarming claim of researchers who created a model of sugary drink-related deaths based on global consumption rates.
- They defined sugary drinks as any sugar-sweetened fizzy drinks, fruit drinks (not pure fruit juice), sweetened iced teas, sports or energy drinks, or homemade sugary drinks.
- The model used a large amount of data on the consumption of sugary drinks from national surveys, and on the effect of sugary drink consumption on body mass index (BMI) and risk of diabetes, and the knock-on effect of BMI on heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
- It estimated that sugary drinks caused around 133,000 deaths in adults per year globally from diabetes, with 45,000 from heart disease and 6,450 from cancer.