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Sugary Drinks Increase Mortality Risk In Older Adults

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

A new study by the American Heart Association is making people think twice before picking up a sugary drink. 

According to research,  adults over the age of 45 who drink large amounts of sugary beverages, including soft drinks and fruit juices have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and other related problems. It also found those who consume at least 24 ounces doubled their chances of dying prematurely from coronary disease.

Several studies have shown an association between added sugar and obesity and various chronic diseases. However, few have been able to look at the association between increased sugar consumption and death.