Key PointsQuestionIs regular consumption of soft drinks associated with a greater risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality? FindingsIn this population-based cohort study of 451 743 individuals from 10 countries in Europe, greater consumption of total, sugar-sweetened, and artificially sweetened soft drinks was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality. Consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks was positively associated with deaths from circulatory diseases, and sugar-sweetened soft drinks were associated with deaths from digestive diseases. MeaningResults of this study appear to support ongoing public health measures to reduce the consumption of soft drinks.
JAMA Internal Medicine – American Medical Association
Published: Nov 3, 2019