Research links sugary drinks to heart disease in men

March 13, 2012 1:49:22 PM PDT
The evidence linking sugary drinks to health problems keeps piling up.

The latest research in the journal "Circulation" adds one more potential risk to the list: heart disease.

According to the study, men who drink one sugar sweetened beverage daily have a 20 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease.

Researchers tracked nearly 43,000 men for decades. The results found that drinking 12 ounces of regular soda, fruit drinks and other sugary beverages daily was associated with a higher risk of heart trouble.

Other research suggests the link between sugary drinks and heart disease may also exist for women as well.