April McCarthy, Prevent Disease
Men who drink one 300ml can of soda per day are much more likely to require treatment for a serious form of cancer than those who never consumed the drink.
A 15-year study found those who drank 300ml of a fizzy drink a day — slightly less than a standard can — were 40 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than men who avoid the drinks.
Worryingly, the risk applied not to early-stage disease that was spotted via blood tests but to cancers that had progressed enough to cause symptoms. (more…)
The caramel color of cola drinks does not come from burnt sugar as you would expect. It is actually made by reacting sugar with ammonia and sulfites at high temperatures, because creating something that looks like burnt sugar is cheaper than using the real thing. As we reported last June, the fake burnt sugar has turned out to be a powerful carcinogen in mammals. Since then the FDA has refused to ban the substance from use, and companies such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi are making minimal change to their products so they don’t have to carry cancer warning labels. In the meantime, millions of cola drinks laced with the carcinogen are being consumed by an unsuspecting public. (more…)
The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. LifeSiteNews.com reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided that PepsiCo’s arrangement with San Diego, Cal.-based Senomyx, which produces flavor enhancing chemicals for Pepsi using human embryonic kidney tissue, simply constitutes “ordinary business operations.” (more…)
A nonprofit group is calling for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban artificial caramel coloring used in Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other foods because animal tests suggest the additive is contaminated with two cancer-causing chemicals. (more…)
If you eat a healthy diet most of the time you probably feel good about indulging in a Coke or Pepsi. Almost everybody knows soda can lead to obesity, but if you’re not obese what’s the problem, right? The truth is that if you are a soda drinker you have a lot more to worry about than obesity. Soda consumption sets you up for a host of major diseases that can completely rob you of your health and happiness in the coming years.
Consumption of carbonated soft drinks averages more than 50 gallons for every man, woman and child in the U.S. according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation. This is the highest in the world. What can you expect from consuming them? Here is a list:
Osteoporosis – Let’s start here, since if you are a woman who drinks lots of soda over an extended period of time, osteoporosis at a relatively young age is almost a sure thing. This is because of the extremely high acidity levels of high fructose corn syrup and sugar that cause calcium to be withdrawn from bone and dumped into the blood in an effort to keep blood acidity levels stable over time. This decrease in bone mineralization means bones become less dense and the decline into osteoporosis has begun. (more…)