1 Sugary Drink a Day May Raise Heart Risk
Study: Men Who Drank 1 Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Daily Had 20% Higher Risk of Heart Disease Than Non-Drinkers
Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Heart Disease: Diet Advice
Those who love such drinks don’t have to give them up entirely, Hu says. "One or two a week, I don't think that's going to be a major problem," he says.
"We should treat soda as some kind of treat, not a regular event," he tells WebMD.
The American Heart Association recommends drinking no more than 450 calories of sugary drinks a week. That's fewer than three 12-ounce sugared drinks.
On a given day, about one of two people in the U.S. drinks a sugary drink, the CDC reports. One in 20 drinks more than four 12-ounce sugared beverages per day, it finds.