It's the Sugar, Stupid

A recent study suggests that only one sugary drink a day makes men 20% more likely to have a heart attack. Drink more than that and your risk goes higher.  Linked to adverse changes in HDL, triglycerides and C-reactive proteins, sugar consumption produced similar results in women.
What about diet drinks? Not an answer - diet sodas have been linked to metabolic changes (see also my previous “Getting Fat on Diet Cokes”).