Now we know you were all really mad at NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg for trying to ban large-sized sodas. But the man may have had a point. Sugary beverages are linked to more than 180,000 deaths worldwide annually, according to new research presented this week at an American Heart Assn. conference.
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Harvard researchers examined how often people around the globe drink sugar-sweetened beverages and how that affected their risk of death, CNN reports. They looked at over 100 national dietary surveys covering more than 60% of the world's population, and also sought evidence from studies in medical journals concerning sugary drinks and other dietary habits.More »