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November 2, 2015 • Diabetes, Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Heart Health

No Safe Limit for Sugary Drinks


Sugary beverages can wreck your health. According to the most comprehensive and authoritative review of published science to date, Harvard scientists determined that drinking as little as one to two servings a day of a sugary beverage was tied to significant health risks. Among the most compelling were a 35 percent greater risk of heart attacks, a 26 percent greater risk of type 2 diabetes, and a 16 percent greater risk of stroke. Sadly, sugary beverages remain the single greatest source of “added sugars” in the US diet with half of the population consuming some type of sugary beverage on a daily basis. Bottom line-science knows no safe limit for any type of sugary beverage, so stop drinking them and encourage those you love to do so too!

(Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2015; 66 (14): 1538 DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.08.025)