Honey, Sugar, Sweetie, Deceased–all words that might be applied to guys who drink 6.5 sugared beverages/week. Men who knocked down that many sugared drinks (which, by the way, were not limited to soda. Lemonade and fruit drinks count too) had a 20% higher risk of having a heart attack than men who refrained from all that liquid sweetness.
Than’s per researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health
Oh, and women are in just as much danger from this as men. Maybe more.
The same researchers found that women who drank more than two servings of sugary beverages daily had a nearly 40 percent higher risk of heart disease than women who rarely drank sugary beverages.
But there’s one area that affects men more than women. Sugared drinks can lead to obesity, and obesity has been linked with lower sperm counts (seems that all that extra fat around the gut elevates the temperature in the scrotum, which fries all those little guys).