Drinking soda and energy drink which are generally considered as a soft drink on a regular basis may affect adversely on individual’s health over a long term period, according to the recently published study in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal. In the current study, scientists and researchers analyzed and found that there is a potential link between death risk and consumption of soda and energy drink as a soft drink. Researchers also found that health risk is severe in naturally sweetened as well as artificially sweetened beverages. A soft drink generally comprises a sweetener, carbonated water, and a natural or artificial flavoring. The sweetener included in the soft drinks may be high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, sugar substitute, and fruit juice, and sometimes a combination of all. Soft drinks may also contain colorings, caffeine, and preservatives.
The study was particularly designed to identify the potential connotation between death risk and consumption of repeatedly drinking various soft drinks which includes everything from carbonated lemonade to soda. In the study, researchers analyzed data of approximately 451,000 European populations from more than ten countries whoever was participated in the study conducted by European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). The researchers and scientists excluded the people whose information about their diet was ‘impulsive’ and the people who did not disclose soda consumption information. The scientist also excluded people who had medical conditions such as cancer and heart diseases.
After interpretation of data for individuals, scientist analyzed that, the mortality rate is higher in the people who drank a minimum two glasses of soft drinks on a daily basis. It also includes the soft drinks with which are sweetened but having zero-calorie sweeteners. This study also showed that the intake of drinks with sugar on an everyday basis might also increase the risk of digestive diseases and consumption of artificially sweetened drinks on a regular basis may have greater risk of circulatory diseases. While conducting studies, scientist considered a glass of soda of about 8.5 oz, which is approximately equal to one regular-size can.