A study, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, said consuming 12 ounces of sugary drinks more than once a day was linked to lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and higher triglycerides in the middle-aged and older people.
The research reinforces our understanding of potential negative impact of sugary drinks on blood cholesterol, which increases heart disease risks.
Researchers analysed how the different drinks and their consumption correlated with changes in cholesterol and triglyceride levels over four years.
Clive Cussler, the author and maritime adventurer who captivated millions with his bestselling tales of suspense and who led scores of expeditions to find historic shipwrecks and lost treasures in the ocean depths, died. He was 88.
He published more than 50 during his career, two of which were later made into movies -- "Raise the Titanic," released in 1980, and "Sahara," in 2005.
Cussler was credited with leading an expedition that in 1995 located the H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship.
Maria Sharapova has retired from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1.
She burst onto the tennis scene at 17 when she won Wimbledon in 2004 and would go on to complete a career Grand Slam with two titles at the French Open and one each at the U.S. Open and Australian Open.