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Sugary drinks and the heart


Here's another reason to limit your intake of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found the drinks can be bad for your heart -- especially for men.

Men who had about six-and-a-half sugared beverages a week were 20-percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who never drank them.

The study focused on men but found women who drink sugary beverages also had a higher risk of heart disease.

Findings of the 22-year study are published in the American Heart Association journal "Circulation."

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