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Researchers: Sugary Drinks Tied To High Death Toll Worldwide

This Oct. 1, 2014 file photo taken with a fisheye lens shows a shelf of diet and regular soft drinks in a refrigerator at K & D Market in San Francisco. U.S. soda volume declined for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas faring worse than their regular counterparts, according to a report released Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
This Oct. 1, 2014 file photo taken with a fisheye lens shows a shelf of diet and regular soft drinks in a refrigerator at K & D Market in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

 

(CBS) Is sugar responsible for numerous deaths around the world?

Researchers at Tufts University say the answer is yes.

According to their research, an estimated 184,000 deaths could be caused by the consumption of sugary beverages each year.

In the worldwide study, sugar-sweetened drinks led to 133,000 deaths from diabetes, 45,000 from cardiovascular disease and 6,400 from cancer.

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