Study pins sugary drinks kill 184,000 people annually

  • metta

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    Oct 20, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    Study pins sugary drinks kill 184,000 people annually http://newhope360.com/ingredients/study-pins-sugary-drinks-death-toll

    Diet soda is doing these 7 awful things to your body

    http://todayhealth.today.com/_news/2012/10/19/14543969-diet-soda-is-doing-these-7-awful-things-to-your-body
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    Oct 20, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    Soda is poison... I don't know why anyone still drinks this crap, diet or otherwise. icon_confused.gif
  • calibro

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    Oct 20, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    no be fair, some of those things are true of soda in general, not just diet soda
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    Oct 20, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    But it's so tasty. icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 20, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    With all of these proven studies out there, why people are still so stupid and drink this is beyond me. They deserve whatever side effects come with them.

    I was lucky in one respect about my parents....they never allowed my brother or I to have soda. I have drunk it maybe once or twice in my life. And that had to be at least 15-20 yrs ago.
    Same with smoking, recreational drugs, fatty foods...etc. I don't even bother telling people that they should or shouldn't consume it. (I stay clear of people socially who do.) With all of the information out there, they deserve the consequences.

    Tristan
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    Oct 20, 2012 8:33 PM GMT
    Wow. That was a bad article. Those awful things happen with regular soda too.

    - A Terrible Hangover
    It's not the artificial sweeteners. It's the carbonation. I don't know the science behind it, but carbonation helps the stomach absorb nutrients faster or something like that. That's why those cold remedies come in powders with some type of carbonating ingredient. And that's why you feel better faster when you drink a soda after a heavy meal.

    - Cell Damage
    All sodas contain weird chemicals that are hard to pronounce. People should read the ingredients labels more often.

    - Rotting Teeth
    Same with all sodas. It's the acidity of the mystery ingredients.
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    Oct 20, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    These are always based on small studies that are suggestive, but don't actually prove anything. If they could prove any of this, soda would have a warning label on it.
  • ASHDOD

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    Oct 20, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    ufffffffffffffffffff

    i stoped smoking, i work out ,i eat healthy... the only thing i left is cola zero... one thing... cant i have this one thing pleaaaasseee ufff icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 20, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidThese are always based on small studies that are suggestive, but don't actually prove anything. If they could prove any of this, soda would have a warning label on it.


    There are studies out there that do prove these things out. Go search for them.

    Why would soda have a warning label on it? Unless the FDA pushes for it and gets congress to mandate it by law, soda companies are under no obligation to do so. (I could be wrong on that, but I don't think I am.)
    I mean why do the cancer-stick mfgs put the labels they do on their packs and cartons? Out of the goodness and kindness of their hearts?

    Tristan
  • MadeinMich

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    Oct 20, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    ASHDOD saidufffffffffffffffffff

    i stoped smoking, i work out ,i eat healthy... the only thing i left is cola zero... one thing... cant i have this one thing pleaaaasseee ufff icon_eek.gif


    Haha..Same here brother. Coke Zero is the only vice I have left.


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  • Medjai

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    Oct 20, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 said
    DudeInNOVA saidThese are always based on small studies that are suggestive, but don't actually prove anything. If they could prove any of this, soda would have a warning label on it.


    There are studies out there that do prove these things out. Go search for them.

    Why would soda have a warning label on it? Unless the FDA pushes for it and gets congress to mandate it by law, soda companies are under no obligation to do so. (I could be wrong on that, but I don't think I am.)
    I mean why do the cancer-stick mfgs put the labels they do on their packs and cartons? Out of the goodness and kindness of their hearts?

    Tristan


    It's not that they're obligated to now. It's that they should be obligated to. To be honest, I feel the same way about fast food too, if you can even call it food.

    It'll never happen though. But a man can dream!
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 20, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    Epidemiological study bullshit for the first three points:

    "...diet cola is associated with a two-fold increased risk for kidney decline."

    "one diet soda a day is linked to a 34% higher risk of metabolic syndrome. ..Whether that link is attributed to an ingredient in diet soda or the drinkers' eating habits is unclear."

    "...the more diet sodas a person drank, the greater their risk of becoming overweight"

    Not sure if the mechanism regarding mixed drinks with diet soda is true or not. (Carbonation in a drink gets the alcohol to the bloodstream a lot more quickly)

    A whole wheat pita with hummus will spike your blood sugar more than a diet soda will. A diet rich in "nutritious" whole grains will fuck up your metabolism more than diet sodas will. Eating too many citrus fruits or repeated frequent carbohydrate exposures will destroy your teeth. BPA is also found in pretty much all food packaging, your water, and even in your white tooth fillings.

    In short, I'm not worried about diet sodas. I have one occasionally, and I see it as a healthier choice for me than anything containing grains and legumes.
  • DR2K

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    Oct 20, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    I like soda, I don't drink it everyday or much of it, but when I do it's diet root beer.

    Everything fun is bad for you, just do it in moderation. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 20, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    Diet soda does nothing to my body, because I don't drink it.
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    Oct 20, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    I don't drink anything listed "diet" or whatever... unless I want to get the gas taken out of my stomach, ASAP!
    I do drink soda, sparingly... though I still have LOVE for 50/50's of Dr.Pepper/Coca~Cola. I'd rather deal with sweet teas, lemonades and funky juice combinations! I know for a fact, if it taste good on my lips, a guys is going to like the taste of it when we make out. icon_wink.gif
  • MadeinMich

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    Oct 21, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    Don't give a shit...I have too stressful of a life with too few artificial mental stimulants to remove another vice from my life. Daily Coke Zero it will stay.
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    Oct 21, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]musclefetish1 said[/cite]With all of these proven studies out there, why people are still so stupid and drink this is beyond me. They deserve whatever side effects come with them.

    I was lucky in one respect about my parents....they never allowed my brother or I to have soda. I have drunk it maybe once or twice in my life. And that had to be at least 15-20 yrs ago.
    Same with smoking, recreational drugs, fatty foods...etc. I don't even bother telling people that they should or shouldn't consume it. (I stay clear of people socially who do.) With all of the information out there, they deserve the consequences.

    Tristan

    You stay clear of people socially who eat french fries? Wow, must be nice to be so sanctimonious.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Oct 21, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    Soda, diet or otherwise, is just plain nasty. It is very, very rare when I do drink a can of the stuff and I have laid off of it for the better part of 20 years.

    Coffee, however..............
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    Oct 21, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    This article is absurd on so many levels.

    First of all, nearly everything they say is true of regular soda as well.

    The one thing that they point to is the study that insists that people who drink diet sodas are more likely to be obese because the body is smart enough to know it didn't actually get sugar and so will still crave it causing a person to indulge on sugar. I don't buy that. I almost never consume real sugar in anything (only use Splenda for my tea, not sugar, etc) and never find myself seeking out sugar after tea with Spenda in it or whatever.
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    Oct 21, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    I'll stick with my caffeine addiction for now.
  • austex85

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    Oct 21, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    eh, some of the "research" sounds shaky

    diet soda linked with obesity? you don't say?! maybe people drink diet soda because they're obese
  • TonyToneTC

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    Oct 21, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    OMG!!! icon_eek.gif That sounds horrible. I will never drink this stuff again.
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    Oct 21, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    And here I drinking sprite right out a 2 liter.
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    Oct 21, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    musclefetish1 said
    DudeInNOVA saidThese are always based on small studies that are suggestive, but don't actually prove anything. If they could prove any of this, soda would have a warning label on it.


    There are studies out there that do prove these things out. Go search for them.

    Why would soda have a warning label on it? Unless the FDA pushes for it and gets congress to mandate it by law, soda companies are under no obligation to do so. (I could be wrong on that, but I don't think I am.)
    I mean why do the cancer-stick mfgs put the labels they do on their packs and cartons? Out of the goodness and kindness of their hearts?

    Tristan


    you seem to misunderstand the philosophy of science. science doesn't prove anything. even the most highly regarded theories will always be "theories," just heavily supported ones.

    that being said, a study "suggesting" that "maybe" there's a 34% chance increase in metabolic disorders doesn't mean diet sodas are making you fat. this journalist is either being deliberately misleading or just doesn't understand biology at all.
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    Oct 21, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    I cut out all sugary soda years ago, and recently got rid of all diet soda in an attempt to cut back on artificial sweeteners. I was not a regular drinker of them, but I can say that I believe this has helped improve my overall health. I don't know if it makes people fat or makes their kidneys fail, but I choose not to drink it because it has ingredients that I'd have to research, tastes like chemicals and makes me feel slightly unwell. As with most things, I think if people would just listen to their body the things we should avoid would be evident.