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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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!!!


aKSHAY
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 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 ?
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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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!!!


aKSHAY
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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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. :)
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


AKSHAY
 

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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 ?
Is cola bad for you? You betcha it is. Especially if you drink it regularly.

First, it is full of refined sugar. Sugar is one of the very worst things for your health. It's one of the contributing factors to why we are having an epidemic of overweight problems, diabetes problems, etc. even among young people. It's like drinking liquid candy.

Second, colas contain caffeine. Caffeine is also bad for you. It is linked to higher blood pressure, arthritis, cancer and other problems. Caffeine is a drug and is addictive (yet cola companies push it on our children even in the schools).

Third, colas contain phosphoric acid. This can destroy your teeth because it eats away at the enamel. The acid can also cause osteoporosis (destroy our bones). Cola, however, is great for cleaning off the corrosion from your car battery terminals. :p:
 

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The carbon dioxide WILL accumulate in your lungs. Its been mediacally proven


AKSHAY
Medically, that makes absolutely NO sense.

But lets see your proof where it was medically proven anyways. I've been lookin' for a good laugh. :thup:
 

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Not funny. Ever go through caffeine withdrawals? :coffee3:
You mean a caffeine headache?

:laugh:

You (as in the generic you) live a pretty fluff life if a caffeine headache manages to be anything more than a slight annoyance. Hardly debilitating.
 

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You mean a caffeine headache?

:laugh:

You (as in the generic you) live a pretty fluff life if a caffeine headache manages to be anything more than a slight annoyance. Hardly debilitating.

Caffeine IS a drug. Caffeine headaches can be just as debilitating as hangover headaches....:alco:

Facts about: caffeine

Caffeine is the world's most popular drug. The white, bitter-tasting, crystalline substance was first isolated from coffee in 1820. Both words, caffeine and coffee, are derived from the Arabic word qahweh (pronounced "kahveh" in Turkish). The origins of the words reflect the spread of the beverage into Europe via Arabia and Turkey from north-east Africa, where coffee trees were cultivated in the 6th century. Coffee began to be popular in Europe in the 17th century. By the 18th century plantations had been established in Indonesia and the West Indies.

The caffeine content of coffee beans varies according to the species of the coffee plant. Beans from Coffee arabica, grown mostly in Central and South America, contain about 1.1% caffeine. Beans from Coffee robusta, grown mostly in Indonesia and Africa, contain about 2.2% caffeine. Caffeine also occurs in cacao pods and hence in cocoa and chocolate products; in kola nuts, used in the preparation of cola drinks; and in the ilex plant, from whose leaves the popular South American beverage yerba mate is prepared.

Caffeine is also found in tea. It was first isolated from tea leaves in 1827 and named "theine" because it was believed to be a distinctly different compound from the caffeine in coffee. Tea leaves contain about 3.5% caffeine, but a cup of tea usually contains less caffeine than a cup of coffee because much less tea than coffee is used during preparation.

In North America, the caffeine content of a cup of coffee averages about 75 mg, but varies widely according to cup size, the method of preparation, and the amount of coffee used. Generally, cups prepared from instant coffee contain less caffeine (average 65 mg) and cups prepared by drip methods contain more caffeine (average 110 mg). Cups of tea average about 30 mg, but the range is also largeþfrom 10 to 90 mg.

Cola drinks contain about 35 mg caffeine per standard 280 mL serving, with some 5% of the caffeine being a component of kola nuts and most of the remainder being added in the form of a by-product of the decaffeination of coffee and tea. Caffeine- containing soft drinks account for more than 65% of soft drink consumption. A cup of hot chocolate contains about 4 mg caffeine, and a 50-gram chocolate bar between 5 and 60 mg, increasing with the quality of the chocolate. Caffeine is an ingredient of certain headache pills (30-65 mg). It is the main ingredient of non-prescription "stay-awake" pills (100-200 mg).

Short-term Effects


Caffeine taken in beverage form begins to reach all tissues of the body within five minutes. Peak blood levels are reached in about 30 minutes. Half of a given dose of caffeine is metabolized in about four hours þ more rapidly in smokers and less rapidly in newborn infants, in women in late pregnancy, and in sufferers from liver disease. Normally, almost all ingested caffeine is metabolized. Less than 3% appears unchanged in urine, and there is no day-to-day accumulation of the drug in the body.

Short-term effects of a drug are those that appear soon after a single dose and disappear within hours. Ingestion of the amount of caffeine in one or two cups of coffee (75-150 mg) causes many mild physiological effects. General metabolism increases - expressed as an increase in activity or raised temperature, or both. The rate of breathing increases, as does urination and the levels of fatty acids in the blood and of gastric acid in the stomach. (However, at least one other component of coffee also increases gastric acid secretion. Therefore ulcer sufferers may not achieve relief by switching to decaffeinated coffee.)

Caffeine use may increase blood pressure.

Caffeine stimulates the brain and behavior. Use of 75-150 mg of caffeine elevates neural activity in many parts of the brain, postpones fatigue, and enhances performance at simple intellectual tasks and at physical work that involves endurance but not fine motor coordination. (Caffeine-caused tremor can reduce hand steadiness.)

Caffeine's effects on complex intellectual tasks and on mood do not lend themselves to a simple summary. The effects depend on the personality of the user, on the immediate environment, on the user's knowing whether caffeine has been taken, and even on the time of day.

The effects of caffeine on sleep are clear-cut: taken before bedtime, it usually delays sleep onset, shortens overall sleep time, and reduces the "depth" of sleep. After using caffeine, sleepers are more easily aroused, move more during sleep, and report a reduction in the quality of sleep. The effects of caffeine on dreaming are less clear.

Larger doses of caffeine, especially when given to non-users, can produce headache, jitteriness, abnormally rapid heartbeat (tachycardia), convulsions, and even delirium. Near-fatal doses cause a crisis resembling the state of a diabetic without insulin, including high levels of blood sugar and the appearance of acetone-like substances in urine. The lowest known dose fatal to an adult has been 3,200 mg - administered intravenously by accident. The fatal oral dose is in excess of 5,000 mg - the equivalent of 40 strong cups of coffee taken in a very short space of time.

Tolerance and dependence

Tolerance refers to the body's "getting used" to a drug with its repeated taking. It is difficult to study the tolerance of human subjects to the various effects of caffeine because nearly everyone in our society uses caffeine regularly in one form or another. Careful research has suggested that tolerance develops to most of caffeine's effects - meaning that, with experience of the drug, the same dose produces a reduced effect, or a larger dose is required to produce the same level of effect.

Regular use of upwards of 350 mg of caffeine a day causes physical dependence on the drug. This means that interruption of the regular use produces a characteristic withdrawal syndrome, the most conspicuous feature of which is an often severe headache that can be relieved by taking caffeine. Absence of caffeine also makes regular users feel irritable and tired. Relief from these withdrawal effects is often given as a reason for using caffeine.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~4david/caffeine.html
 

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:rotflmao: You've clearly never had an actual hangover headache :cheers2:
:D I'm not saying a caffeine headache always equals a hangover headache but I've had a coupla caffiene doozies before (as well as the other variety) :beer:
 

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