Sugary drinks not only cause obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, but it also causes 180,000 people to die each year. In poor countries, more than seventy-five percent of deaths come from overconsumption of sugar. Mexico has the highest percent of sugary drink consumption, while the U.S is the second. In a study, the researchers stated that sugary drinks are a contribution to obesity, which leads to type two diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, gull bladder, kidney, pancreas and ovaries. There are no health benefits from sugary drinks and eliminating them could save tens of thousands of deaths each year.
Contributing Author: Amy Chiang