The study has been based on 452,000 men and women from 10 European countries and has been conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France and published in the journal ‘JAMA Internal Medicine’.
The study group included participants from Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
The consumption of soft drinks was analyzed in food questionnaires or in interviews at the beginning of the study between 1992 and 2000.
Also among the findings was an increased risk of death from circulatory diseases associated with the consumption of two or more vessels per day, and an increased risk of death from digestive diseases.
In contrast, no association was observed between soda consumption and general cancer death.