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Energy Drinks, Fruit Juice May Increase Risk of Death: Study

May 21, 2019 – A study published Friday in JAMA Network Open found that sugar-sweetened energy drinks and fruit juices — including 100% fruit juice — may significantly increase a person’s risk of death.

Most people agree that sugar-laden beverages such as energy drinks are generally unhealthy, but the new JAMA study demonstrates that fruit juices — frequently confused by many consumers to be good for you — contain in many cases just as much sugar as energy drinks, and are every bit as unhealthy.

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What’s the problem?

For the study, a research team led by Jean Welsh, associate professor at Emory University School of Medicine, collected data on 13,440 men and women who were part of a large stroke study from 2003 to 2007.

Among these participants, the median age was 64 years old, and 71% were considered to be obese or overweight, the researchers found.

The cohort was asked to provide data on how many sugar-sweetened drinks they consumed. Over an average of 6 years, 1,168 of the participants in the study died.

The researchers determined that those who drank the most sugary beverages—including 100% fruit juice—had a significantly increased risk of dying during the study, compared with those who drank the least.

“Efforts to decrease consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages should also include fruit juices, and these efforts need to include adults as well as children,” Welsh said.

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