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Sugary drinks: The sweet tea of death?

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  • Study: 180,000 deaths worldwide from sugared drinks
  • Mexico has most deaths, U.S. is number three
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A new warning this morning from the American Heart Association says drinks with added sugar can kill you. 

Researchers studied people around the globe. They found 180,000 obesity-related deaths are caused each year by sugar-filled drinks. The majority were because of diabetes. Also, heart disease and cancer.

Mexico has the most deaths from sugary drinks. The U.S. is number three.

CNN quotes the American Beverage Association saying the research is "more about sensationalism than science."

MORE: About 1 in every 100 deaths is caused by sugary beverages, researchers say

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