Consumption of soft drinks and its association with mortality risk

Researchers conducted a population-based cohort study to establish a possible association between soft drink consumption and mortality in 10 European countries

Over four hundred thousand participants from Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, recorded the frequency of consumption of total soft drinks, including carbonated and isotonic drinks, and diluted syrups. Soft drinks were also categorised into sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks.

The study shows that:

  • All soft drinks were associated with higher all-cause mortality in participants who consumed two or more glasses per day.
  • Artificially sweetened soft drinks had a positive association with deaths from circulatory diseases.
  • Sugar-sweetened soft drinks had a positive association with deaths from digestive diseases.

The results of this study support ongoing public health campaigns aimed at limiting the consumption soft drinks.

Posted: 05/09/2019 15:03:56 by Deirdre Brennan
Filed under: artificially sweetened, cardiovascular disease, mortality, soft drinks


 

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