Sugar-sweetened drinks, cardiovascular problems linked

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Men who drink one sugar-sweetened drink per day have a 20 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease than men who drink none, new US study suggests.

A health data review of about 43,000 US men demonstrated that those who drank one 12-oz. sugary beverage every day had a 20 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular problems.

“This study provides strong evidence that higher consumption of sugary beverages is an important risk factor for heart disease,” said senior researcher Dr. Frank Hu of the Harvard School of Public Health.

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