What the beverage industry doesn’t want you to know about sugary drinks and heart disease:

People who drink 2 to 3 sodas per day are almost 3 times more likely to die of a heart attack.(1)

Women who drink more than 2 servings daily have a 35% higher risk of heart disease.(2)

After only 2 weeks, young men and women who drink 3 cans of soda daily show a 20% increase in levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.(3)

Youth lead the conversation

The Bigger Picture Campaign is a collaboration between Youth Speaks Inc. and the University of California, San Francisco's Center for Vulnerable Populations designed to combat the rising epidemic of type 2 diabetes by empowering youth to change the conversation about the disease, and work to change the social and environmental factors that have led to its spread. Watch this video now to see The Bigger Picture in action.


  1. Yang Q, Zhang Z, Gregg EW, Flanders W, Merritt R, Hu FB. Added Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Diseases Mortality Among US Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2014.
  2. Fung TT, Malik V, Rexrode KM, Manson JE, Willett WC, Hu FB. Sweetened beverage consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in women. Am J Clin Nutr. Apr 2009;89(4):1037-1042.
  3. Stanhope KL, Bremer AA, Medici V, et al. Consumption of fructose and high fructose corn syrup increase postprandial triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, and apolipoprotein-B in young men and women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. Oct 2011;96(10):E1596-16051.