Monday, April 05, 2010


No surprise: Soda linked to diabetes, heart disease

"I don't think another penny needs to be wasted studying soda... we already know this stuff is about as healthy as battery acid.  Tastes like it too, if you ask me."

"But they're throwing money at it anyway, and a new study shows that soda drinkers are more likely to come down with diabetes and heart disease.  Big surprise."

"But clearly, people aren't getting the message -- because that sweetened sludge remains our national beverage of choice, with even little kids drinking a can or more a day."

"The new study, presented at the American Heart Association's Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention conference, estimated that sugary drinks helped to create 130,000 new diabetes cases over the last decade.  The researchers also said that soda caused 14,000 new cases of heart disease in that time."

"Look, I don't know how they came up with these numbers -- they could have pulled them off of bottle caps for all I know. But there's no doubt that soda causes diabetes, heart disease and so much more -- including obesity and osteoporosis, and not just some of the time.  Drink this junk regularly, and you will get sick. It's only a matter of time."

"Don't think switching to diet sludge will save you. If there's one thing worse for you than regular cola, it's diet cola. Diet drinkers face all of the same problems as non-diet drinkers -- and then some."

"As a bonus, they get to enjoy the side effects of aspartame, the toxic sweetener inside most of those beverages. This poison has been linked to seizures, coma, cancer, headaches, blindness, tinnitus, memory loss, and even death.  If you want to know more about aspartame, read more here. You'll never touch this stuff again.  And as a final kick in the pants, diet soda drinkers don't even lose weight. In fact, plenty of studies have shown that they actually get FATTER."

"Bottom line: If you want to be healthy, cut soda out completely -- unless it's plain old carbonated seltzer water."

Naturally fizzy,

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

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