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Soft Drinks Linked To Increased Risk of Heart Failure

According to a study from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, soft drink consumption could increase heart failure risk.

Published in the British Medical Journal, Heart, the study found men who drank two or more servings a day had a 23 percent higher risk of developing heart failure.

The research looked at more than 42 thousand men, aged 45 to 79, over a period of 12 years.

"Our study findings suggest sweetened beverage consumption could contribute to heart failure development." "These findings could have implications for heart failure prevention strategies." - Dr. Susanna Larsson, Ph.D.

Note: No distinction was made between soft drinks sweetened with sugar or artificial sweetener.

P.S. Previous studies have linked daily consumption soft drinks to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver disease and stroke.

Soft and diet drinks significantly lower your magnesium levels.