The publication notes that even the replacement of sweet soda with sugar-free versions does not improve the situation.
Specialists studied data on 450 thousand people from 10 countries, whose average age was 50 years.
Scientists monitored their health for 16 years and conducted a survey, learning about eating habits, physical activity and the use of tobacco and alcohol. Also collected data on the use of soda.
The participants in the experiment were divided into two groups: those who drank less than one glass (250 ml) of sweet drinks per month, and those who drank at least two glasses per day.
“During the study, 11.5% of those who drank a lot of non-alcoholic drinks died, while 9.3% of people died in the control group,” - the scientists noted.
Comparing all the indicators, experts came to the conclusion that the risk of early death among soda lovers is 17% higher compared to the rest. At the same time, the presence of a sweetener in drinks did not change the situation.
In August, scientists conducted research and found out which foods can contribute to cancer.