New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pushing for a ban on large sugary drinks as a means to lower the obesity rate.  But a new study suggests soda drinkers have far more to be worried about than their waistline.

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in today's "Housecall for Health":

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New research finds more bad news for soda drinkers: It increases the risk of depression by more than 30%.  Study authors from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences say those who drink diet soda have the greatest risk, but found sweet tea and fruit punch were also high offenders.

They say, although further research is needed, the findings strongly suggest cutting down on sweetened drinks can improve mental health.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

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