London: Regular intake of sugar-sweetenedsoft drinks can increase the risk of diabetes and heartdiseases, a new study has claimed. According to researchers at the University of California,such drinks -- soft, sport and fruit beverages excluding 100per cent fruit juice -- contain between 120 to 200 caloriesper drink and play a major role in the rising tide of obesity.
"We want to make the general public more aware of theadverse health outcomes of consuming these drinks over timeand help support disease prevention and curb consumption ofthese drinks, Litsa was quoted as saying by the Telegraph. Over the last decade, at least 6,000 excess deaths fromany cause and 21,000 life-years lost in the US can beattributed to the increase in sugar-sweetened drinks. PTI
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