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Do you take sugary drinks? If your answer is yes then you need to read this.

Researchers from Tufts University’s Nutrition School have found that drinking sugary drinks weaved a complicated web of diseases and increased risk of death worldwide.

The researchers analysed 62 dietary surveys including 611,971 individuals in order to estimate how many deaths sugar-sweetened drinks were responsible for each year.

The study shows that a total of 184,000 preventable deaths due to consumption of sugary drinks were recorded each year.

Dr Dariush Mozaffarian, the dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition and Policy at Tufts University who is also the study’s senior author advises there are no health benefits from sugar-sweetened beverages.

Chronic diseases that were caused by sugar-sweetened drinks were more prevalent in young adults than older adults.

People who drink just one or two sugar-sweetened drinks a day increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 26 percent and increase the risk of having a heart attack and dying by 20 percent, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.

The study was published in the journal of circulation.