Drinking 2 or more sodas a day increases risk of death

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Soft drinks might taste good, but according to a new study, they're detrimental to your health.

A study conducted on nearly half a million people in Europe shows that regular consumption of soda is associated with a "greater risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality."

Specifically those who drank more than two sodas a day had a higher risk of death and that includes diet sodas.

The research was done with 521 330 individuals, both men and women. Participants with cancer, heart disease, stroke or diabetes were not included in the results.

Consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks was positively associated with deaths from circulatory diseases while sugar-sweetened soft drinks were associated with deaths from digestive diseases.