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New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s ultimately unsuccessful efforts to ban the sale of super-sized sugary beverages within the city may have been met with skepticism by some, but a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health underscores just how devastatingly unhealthy these drinks can be. By looking at the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in 114 countries and correlating that data with rates of obesity-related deaths—that is, deaths resulting from heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers—the study found that sodas and their kin could be responsible for over 180,000 premature deaths each year—25,000 of those in the US alone.

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  1. tony myers March 20, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    With freedom comes responsibility. Freedom should not be taken away from all for the irresponsible actions of a few.

  2. Poliedri March 20, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Coca Cola has been a world wide recognized positive symbol of America, it has given the country billions of dollars, and now it is venom?

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