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It is of con­cern that the mag­ni­tude of the as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween sug­ary drink in­take and body mass in­dex has been found to be stronger in peo­ple ge­net­i­cally pre­dis­posed to obe­sity.

The find­ings sug­gest that the health ben­e­fits associated with an over­all re­duc­tion in sug­ary drinks.

Con­sump­tion of sug­ary drinks has been found to be sig­nif­i­cantly associated with an in­creased risk of heart dis­ease32 and drink­ing 7 or more sug­ary drinks per week was associated with a 29% in­creased heart disease mor­tal­ity risk com­pared with less than 1 serv­ing week33.

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