To the Editor In a long follow-up multinational cohort study performed by Mullee and colleagues,1 in a large sample of European adults, consumption of soft drinks was positively associated with mortality. Both, sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks were associated with risk of death from cerebrovascular or heart disease, particularly the latter. Compared with consumption of fewer than 1 glass per month, intake of 2 or more glasses per day of artificially sweetened soft drinks rendered a significant 26% and 52% increase in all-cause and circulatory disease deaths, respectively.
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Picon RV, Fuchs SC. Hypertension and Unlikely Causality in the Association Between Soft Drink Consumption and Mortality. JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(2):335. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.6102
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