South Africa ranks second, behind only Mexico, when it comes to deaths related to the consumption of sugary drinks.
This is according to a report by Boston basedTufts University, and published in the journalCirculation, which found that sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year globally.
Estimates of consumption were made from 62 dietary surveys including 611,971 individuals, conducted between 1980 and 2010 across 51 countries, along with data on national availability of sugar in 187 countries.
In Mexico, 405 per million adults died due to the consumption of sugary drinks, while South Africa has 153 deaths per million adults.
The top 10 countries for deaths related to sugary drinks:
2. South Africa
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