Excessive consumption of sugary beverages may shorten life, research suggests

CNN (5/17, Scutti) reports that “a study links drinking too many sugary beverages – and even 100% natural fruit juices – to an increased risk of early death.” The study, which was published on Friday in JAMA Network Open, found that “drinking an excessive amount of fruit juice could lead to an increased risk of premature death ranging from 9% to 42%,” according to CNN.