One Can of Soda Per Day

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    “1 Daily Soda May Boost Heart Disease,” reads the WebMD headline.

    Could my afternoon Dew be jeopardizing my life, one little 12-ounce can at a time? That appears to be the case, according to a recent study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. Those of us with a “soda habit” have an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which tends to be a precursor to heart disease and diabetes.

    The research is pretty clear that excessive soda slurping is not healthy. The large quantities of sugar in soda can increase insulin levels in the blood, which over time can lead to Type 2 diabetes, as well as high blood pressure, heart disease and weight gain.

    Additionally, phosphoric acid found in many sodas inhibits the proper absorption of calcium which can weaken bones and teeth, which may explain why Americans have the highest incidence of osteoporosis in the world.

    But is just one soda per day that bad?

    "Even one soda per day increases your risk of developing metabolic syndrome by about 50 percent," according to Ramachandran Vasan, MD, senior author of the new study and a professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

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    And don't forget the stuff they put in your diet soda! (and food!)


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    I am convinced that most of the health problems that seem pandemic are related to the consumption of soda.

    Frankly, I think soda is a worse menace than smoking.
     
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    That would have sounded like a rediculous statement if I hadn't just seen an interview with prevention magazine talking about soda and kidney damage.

    Regarding children: when I was a child, no one let their kids drink soda. My daughter won't let her kids have caffeine, but will let them occasionally have a non-caffeine soda. But I see lots of little children drinking regular cola & I know that can't be good for numerous reasons.
     
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    Eh, almost always try to stay away from the stuff. I actually don't understand why people love it to death. It's all... gassy and crap. I usually drink Iced Tea (har, har, kinda bad too I guess).
     
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    Yeah, except that there is no such thing as secondhand soda.
     
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    No doubt. Sombody polluting your air with tobacco smoke is annoying, and unhealthful, too. I smoke and even I can't stand second hand smoke.

    I was referring to the collective outcomes in morbidity and morality statistics steming from the pandemic of obsesity and type II diabetes (and lord knows what else we'll eventually discover, too).

    This pandemic of diseases, and the amount of soda people are drinking are linked, I suspect.

    When I was kid, soda was a rare treat, not the number one drink of Americans. Soda usually came in 7oz bottles, it was expensive and thought of as liquid candy.

    When I was kid, most people (and damned few kids) weren't fat, either.

    I think there's a direct correlation between soda and the decline in public health espeically in our younger population

    Percentage-wise, fewer Americans smoke now than ever. We also drink far less alcohol that the WWII generation did.

    Still our overall health seems to be on the decline.

    We live a tad longer, true, but the quality of our health during our slightly longer lives seems not as good as it was thirty or fourty years ago.

    I think it's our diets, and soda may be the major culprit among many changes in our lives that explain these changes.
     
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    One more reason to despise the Coca Cola Co. ;)

    But, I do agree that though soda drinking may seem innocuous, more and more studies show it's harmful effects are not to be ignored.

    Of course I can be preachy about that as well. I drink about 5 sodas a year. I'm amazed when I see people drinking soft drinks with meals. It seems as appetizing to me as would a scoop of ice cream on a baked potato.

    My sister, who is overweight, says she is so addicted to Diet Coke that she would rather give up coffee than Diet Coke.
     
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    I use to drink soda, then I went to tea now I'm a coffee drinker. It was an easy switch. I think the caffine is addictive, but if its the sugar you crave it might not be that easy.


    BTW, drinking 3 beers a night can equal 15 pounds of body weight a year, or something like that. Can't enjoy anything :mad:
     
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    The kids just inhale the stuff. It is far worse than smoking now. The obesity epidemic is largely the result of all this sugar the kids are hooked on in sodas
     

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