does "cola" cauze harm ?

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    i know this might seems to be off the subject if the subject of that fourm
    is health and lifestyle ....> about gays

    but does pepsi or cocacola harmful ?
    i heard that its not healthy and cauze damdge for bones or make it weaker..
    beside it cauze fatness

    so is this true ?
     
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    Yup , it is harmful for the body. Especially , the lungs.

    There was this crazy competition in a mall in India where you had to drink the most number of bottles of Cokes. There was this kid who drank 18 bottles of Coke in one go and unfortunately in the next 2 hours he died. The reason:- Accumulation of Carbon Dioxide in his lungs.

    If you drink it in small quantities its o.k but if you keep gulping it bottle by bottle there won't be any difference between coke and alcohol!!!


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    yeah thats sad

    thanks for info.
     
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    I don't buy it. Not in the least. The soda consumed has nothing to DO with the lungs.

    ANYTHING must be done with common sense. Drink too much pop, and you'll get fat. That's probably the worst side-effect.
     
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    I've read that Diet Coke can be harmful to the bones of teenage girls if consumed in large quantities. However, the actual cause was not Coca Cola, but the fact that the girls were not getting enough calcium in their diets. In order to keep their weight down, they were drinking Diet Coke (and other drinks that contained NutraSweet) instead of milk. The girls in question probably had anorexia or another eating disorder, if the truth were known.

    I believe that going overboard in anything is bad for you. So remember, moderation is the key to a long and healthy life.

    The story of the student dying from ingesting too much Coca Cola is an urban legend

    http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/deadly.asp

    Rumors like this remind me of the ones circulating in the 1970s about McDonald's. McDonald's was rumored to be contributing to the Church of Satan as well as rumored to be putting ground worms into its hamburger meat. There were others, but I don't remember them.

    P.S. does using spell check cause bone damage?
     
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    Over consumption of carbonated soft drinks is probably as bad for the body as excessive kneeling is bad for leg joints.
     
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    Sorry, but if this was in India, it was probably the pesticide in the Coke. I've had 18 bottles in practically one sitting once and was fine. I've also been drinking Coke since I was 6 and I drink it like water and I have no health problems. :)
     
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    Over age 50, overconsumption of carbonated beverages can lead to osteoperosis. It's something about how the carbonic acid reacts with the calcium. As far as making a person fat, there is evidence that high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener of choice for modern soft drinks and candy, is not as easily processed as natural sugar, and can thus contribute to obesity. Just like anything else in life, always in moderation.
     
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    oh this one is sooooooo easy...... but i shall refrain :bang3:
     
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    Contrary to belief that Coke in india has pestiscide..Its just a stupid rumour.

    Thousands of lab tests have shown not even a single trace of any bad substance in Coke. It was a rumour by some Hindu fundamentalist against a Bollwood actor who endorses coke. The actor had compared mother's milk to coke!!! what a nut!!:bj2:


    Anyways , I don't know how can you drink 18 cokes in a go???? The carbon dioxide WILL accumulate in your lungs. Its been mediacally proven


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