Avoiding sodas may be good for your heart, new research suggests

Washington Post 
According to a study published in February in the Journal of the American Heart Association, avoiding soda may have a positive effect on heart health. Researchers from Tufts and Boston universities looked at over 12 years’ worth of data from about 6,000 adult participants in the Framingham Heart Study, a long-term, ongoing research project focused on cardiovascular health. People who had more than one serving of sugar-sweetened beverages each day over the past four years had lower HDL cholesterol and higher triglycerides – levels that may signify an increased risk of heart disease.  Read the article here