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25,000 U.S. Deaths Linked to Sugary Drinks
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Posted on 03/20/2013 5:50:29 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

25,000 U.S. Deaths Linked to Sugary Drinks ABC NewsBy Katie Moisse | ABC News – 8 hours ago

In a study that's sure to shake up the soda ban debate, Harvard researchers have linked the sugary drinks to 180,000 deaths a year worldwide, 25,000 in the United States alone.

"We know that sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to obesity, and that a large number of deaths are caused by obesity-related diseases. But until now, nobody had really put these pieces together," said Gitanjali Singh, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and lead author of the study presented today at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in New Orleans.

Singh and colleagues spent five years putting the pieces together. Using data from national health surveys around the world, the team tied sugar-sweetened beverages to 133,000 deaths from diabetes, 44,000 deaths from cardiovascular diseases and 6,000 deaths from cancer in 2010.

The study adds to mounting evidence that sugar-sweetened beverages, loaded with calories that carry little nutritional value, are a public health hazard.

"I think our findings should really impel policymakers to make effective policies to reduce sugary beverage consumption since it causes a significant number of deaths," said Singh, adding that she thinks "cause" is an appropriate word despite the limitations of the association study.

The American Beverage Association criticized the study, which has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, calling it "more about sensationalism than science."

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KEYWORDS: aspartine; bloomberg; bullystate; fda; gmocornsyrup; scam; sugarscam
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What would we do without studies? Who paid for this nonsense...........?
1 posted on 03/20/2013 5:50:29 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Bloomberg was RIGHT!


2 posted on 03/20/2013 5:52:01 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Sub-Driver

OK then, case closed. More people croak from soda pop than from guns.


3 posted on 03/20/2013 5:52:46 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver

A sugary drink never killed anyone, period.

This study is crap.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 5:54:23 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And now that government controls your healthcare...


5 posted on 03/20/2013 5:54:52 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Sub-Driver

If something comes out of one of the Harvard Hard Science or Engineering schools - better believe it.

As for their Law, Business, and Health schools - better put on your bull Obama hat.


6 posted on 03/20/2013 5:54:59 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: TexasFreeper2009

These people are complete buffoons


7 posted on 03/20/2013 5:55:03 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

“OK then, case closed. More people croak from soda pop than from guns.”

Well, are they assault sodas?


8 posted on 03/20/2013 5:55:44 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: Sub-Driver

Life! 100% fatal.


9 posted on 03/20/2013 5:58:30 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: Sub-Driver
Same cr** different day.

Stats are anything you want them to be.

Reality: All people die!!

10 posted on 03/20/2013 6:00:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

Given enough grant money, researchers can link anything to anything else.

It is all in the technique — and the amount of money they get.


11 posted on 03/20/2013 6:05:27 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

These researchers must have had deep conversations with Mika Brzezinski...you know, 30-45 seconds.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 6:05:49 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought it was the sugar from gun shaped Pop Tarts that are the biggest killers.


13 posted on 03/20/2013 6:06:36 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Sub-Driver

I really doubt these idiots “tied” anything to drinking soda.

If they ever release their data and methods I doubt they even have a correlation let alone a causation.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 6:06:55 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Sub-Driver
The study adds to mounting evidence that sugar-sweetened beverages, loaded with calories that carry little nutritional value, are a public health hazard.

If this is the rationale for banning food or drink, what's next?

Pies, cakes, Twinkies, chips, pretzels, crackers, cookies, candy, alcoholic beverages, sweet tea, sweet coffee, yada, yada, yada. None of those have nutritional value.

Why just sugary soda or is this just the camel's nose under the tent?

15 posted on 03/20/2013 6:07:27 AM PDT by randita
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To: Sub-Driver

So, 1 out of 12,000 of us die from sugary drinks every year. Even if true and accurate, that’s almost a non-existent rate.


16 posted on 03/20/2013 6:11:23 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: randita

They are coming after your cold ones next. Beer bellys and all those carbs.

Its for the children.


17 posted on 03/20/2013 6:14:39 AM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Human saliva causes cancer, but only when swallowed in small amounts over long periods of time.”


18 posted on 03/20/2013 6:15:05 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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Well, are they assault sodas?

Bloomberg think so. The question remains, do people have the right to abuse their bodies?

19 posted on 03/20/2013 6:15:17 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Singh and colleagues spent five years putting the pieces together

guess all the slots at the global warming scam are all filled up....and who funded their study?

20 posted on 03/20/2013 6:16:18 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver
Government paid for this study,

and the media go along with the hoax

just a few examples of recent stories shows that government/socialism doesn't work.
1. government funding global warming hoax for decades
2. gov schools suspending kids for chewing poptarts into “shape of gun”
3. gov raiding people's home because of a pic on the internet of a boy holding a gun
4. 1.5 million $ gov grant to study why lesbians are fatter than gay men
many more

many more

21 posted on 03/20/2013 6:17:06 AM PDT by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: the_daug

CAUTION: STUDY FINDS THAT LIVING WILL RESULT IN DEATH.

wheres my grant check?


22 posted on 03/20/2013 6:18:38 AM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: OldMissileer

Attention Harvard: More people die as a result of homosexual sex than drinking soda pop. Which should we ban first?


23 posted on 03/20/2013 6:19:17 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Doogle

Research grants are becoming hard to come by in these days of the sequester. Expect to see more and more dire predictions of impending doom coming out of academia by researchers hoping to shake the last few dollars from the governmental money tree.


24 posted on 03/20/2013 6:21:18 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Sub-Driver
global warming hoax funded by gov ,now more fake but accurate studies to create fake crisis , all meant to take away our liberties one by one till we have none. media and gov tag teaming us


25 posted on 03/20/2013 6:24:13 AM PDT by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Sub-Driver

I recall a study from several decades ago that cyclamates or maybe it was the saccharine one that using that artificial sweetener would cause cancer.

It was only later that it was revealed that one would have to consume about 800 cans (12-oz) of soda PER DAY for the danger to occur.

But, you can bet, several researchers and their institute(s) got a handful of money to provide the original studies.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 6:25:09 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

I will agree that soda-pop is bad. But it’s consumption is none of the Federale’s business.

I wonder if this is part of a set up for lawsuits against “Big Beverage.” They have money, and you can bet the Feds want it...


27 posted on 03/20/2013 6:26:06 AM PDT by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cant they declare these sugar sodas a Greenhouse gas and regulate them?


28 posted on 03/20/2013 6:31:00 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: Gasshog
They are coming after your cold ones next.

I'm not sure if you say this tongue in cheek, but I wouldn't be surprised if within the next 10 years there isn't a real push to ban (or at least heavily tax, a la tobacco) non-diet soft drinks.

Once the government pays for people's health care, then it thinks it has the right to regulate behavior. One of the biggest factors in the restrictions on cigarettes were the medicare/medicaid costs for smokers at end of life. We will see this story again. I have no doubt.

29 posted on 03/20/2013 6:31:30 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: Sub-Driver

“Singh and colleagues spent five years putting the pieces together.”

Really? It would take me five minutes. Eating and drinking crap is bad for you. Duh. But so what.

“The study adds to mounting evidence that sugar-sweetened beverages, loaded with calories that carry little nutritional value, are a public health hazard.” Ah...a PUBLIC health hazard. I see where this is going.

“I think our findings should really impel policymakers to make effective policies to reduce sugary beverage consumption since it causes a significant number of deaths,” This is a very political sounding ‘doctor’.


30 posted on 03/20/2013 6:31:31 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: TomGuy
Given enough grant money, researchers can link anything to anything else.

Yep. I can prove that mice can live under water if I use enough fish in the control sample.
31 posted on 03/20/2013 6:32:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

then what about 195,000 medical malpractice deaths a year?...Cut from and article. Googoo it.


32 posted on 03/20/2013 6:32:38 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Harvard researchers

I stopped right there.

33 posted on 03/20/2013 6:41:55 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: sickoflibs

In 2009, the EPA declared ‘carbon dioxide’ a dangerous pollutant that can and will be regulated.

Not only can sodas be regulated, humans, who exhale carbon dioxide, can be ‘regulated’ too. Death centers will be established under some program of ‘pollutant reduction’.

The EPA instead of the Defense Dept. will murder American citizens. Don’t laugh, it’s coming!


34 posted on 03/20/2013 6:44:51 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Castigar

“OK then, case closed. More people croak from soda pop than from guns.”

Well, are they assault sodas?

That is hilarious, assault soda, these liberals are just dumb, their brains have been eaten away by their inanity


35 posted on 03/20/2013 6:47:55 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have it from a good source that ANYONE that drank Whole Vitamin D milk during the War of 1812 died.

Also, this past St Patricks day (AS on every Amateur Night) the reports are rampant that 40%(pick a #) of traffic deaths are alcohol involved.
By all means, YES do something about that.
BUT
Wouldn’t your time be better spent (safely) to eradicate the cause of the other 60% also?


36 posted on 03/20/2013 6:48:17 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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RE :”The EPA instead of the Defense Dept. will murder American citizens. Don’t laugh, it’s coming!”

if you keep drinking sodas you will get fat and then cost the system (Obama-care) $$$ that hurts us all.
We cant allow that as a civilized society

You must be stopped for the kids and Gabby. Calling all drones...

37 posted on 03/20/2013 6:50:28 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: Sub-Driver
In a study that's sure to shake up the soda ban debate

It shouldn't "shake up the debate", as the debate isn't about sugar, whether it's good, bad or neutral. The debate is about whether government should control people's lives. I'm against nannyism myself.

38 posted on 03/20/2013 7:11:03 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Louis Foxwell

“Bloomberg think so. The question remains, do people have the right to abuse their bodies?”

Yes OF COURSE people have the right to abuse their bodies!

Besides, who decides what is abuse?

People argue and present scientific evidence that suggests that eating meat or eating wheat based products (bread, pasta) “abuse” the body.

Should we limit a person’s intake of bacon? Two slices a week?

Eggs have cholesterol - should we ban them?

Beyond diet, should we regulate people’s sexual choices- statistically gay males have a MUCH higher chance of contracting AIDS than heterosexuals - should we criminalize male homosexuality?

I don’t think Bloomberg is gonna go there.


39 posted on 03/20/2013 7:27:01 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m absolutely certain that this study was in no way at all driven by an agenda... </is the sarc tag even necessary?>


40 posted on 03/20/2013 7:33:11 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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“Well, are they assault sodas?”

Depends... does the soda come in a scary-looking plastic bottle?

And while we’re at it, we should ban high-capacity soda containers. 16oz is all anyone would ever need; just ask Mayor Bloominidiot.


41 posted on 03/20/2013 7:34:28 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: muir_redwoods
So, 1 out of 12,000 of us die from sugary drinks every year. Even if true and accurate, that’s almost a non-existent rate.

Worldwide it comes to about .002%. Pink Eye probably has a higher death rate.

42 posted on 03/20/2013 7:36:45 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Study” today=LIES!

LLS


43 posted on 03/20/2013 7:38:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“Depends... does the soda come in a scary-looking plastic bottle?

And while we’re at it, we should ban high-capacity soda containers. 16oz is all anyone would ever need; just ask Mayor Bloominidiot.”

Sodas in black bottles are more lethal, of course. Especially if they have collapsible necks and hand grips.


44 posted on 03/20/2013 7:40:08 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: Sub-Driver

Millions of people die every year across the planet die from sex. Yes, that’s right. You heard me. You see, sex leads to babies. Everybody dies. Eventually. So, sex leads to death. QED


45 posted on 03/20/2013 7:43:48 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is there a “marker” in the sugar sodas that are actually linked to the causes of death?

If not, then it is nothing but statistics pulled out of thin air.


46 posted on 03/20/2013 7:59:14 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: Castigar

YESSS! Well done.


47 posted on 03/20/2013 8:00:36 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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Well, are they assault sodas?

That would depend on the style of grip and the length of the straw.
48 posted on 03/20/2013 8:04:22 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So what is a “good” cause of death?

Dementia after 3 years in wheel chair in a nursing home wearing diapers?


49 posted on 03/20/2013 8:06:09 AM PDT by Elpasser
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To: Elpasser

If one live long enough you die like your born bald toothless wearing diapers and waiting for someone to feed you.


50 posted on 03/20/2013 8:29:17 AM PDT by Vaduz
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