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Study links sugary drinks to 180,000 obesity-related deaths

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A new study using information collected by the World Health Organization links 180,000 obesity-related deaths worldwide to sugary drinks including 25,000 Americans.

The researchers say one in 100 deaths of obese people worldwide can be blamed on too many sugar-sweetened soft drinks, fruit juices and sports beverages.

Three-quarters of the deaths are from diabetes and the rest are from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

The study was presented at an American Heart Association conference.

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