Sugary drinks and fruit juice may increase risk of early death

by Steven Reinberg, Healthday Reporter (HealthDay)—Most folks know that sugary drinks aren’t healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better. In fact, consuming them regularly may help shorten your life, researchers say. “Older adults who drink more sugary beverages, which include fruit juice as well as sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages, may be at risk of dying earlier,” said study author Jean Welsh. She is an associate professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. “Efforts to decrease consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages should also include fruit…

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