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Cross-sectional study
Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is linked to global adult morbidity and mortality through diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and adiposity-related cancers
  1. Ryan Richard Ruff
  1. Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, New York University College of Dentistry & College of Global Public Health, New York, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Ryan Richard Ruff, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, New York University College of Dentistry & College of Global Public Health, 433 First Avenue, Room 730, New York, NY 10010, USA; ryan.ruff{at}nyu.edu

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Obesity and obesity-related non-communicable diseases are global health burdens associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality, economic costs and impaired quality of life.1–3 Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption has been linked with obesity and has long been thought to contribute to cardiometabolic diseases through increases in weight. Results from epidemiological studies show that SSB consumption forms a substantial component of total dietary intake and is associated with metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure and weight gain.4 ,5 While health impact models have estimated the global burden of cardiometabolic diseases, the role of SSBs …

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