Study links sugary drinks to risk of heart failure

A Swedish study revealed alarming information about the consequences of drinking sugary drinks.

The study suggests that men who drink two or more glasses of soda or other sweetened drinks a day may have a greater risk of heart failure.

To confirm the relationship between heart failure and sweetened beverages, researchers followed a group of about 42,000 men for an average of almost 12 years.

To assess drinking habits, they asked the men how many soft drinks or sweetened juices they drank per day or per week.

Over the course of the study, there were about 3,600 new cases of heart failure. Men who had more than two sweetened drinks a day had a 23 percent greater risk of developing heart failure during the study than men who didn't consume the drinks.