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…)
After narrowly escaping a federal claim of false advertising with a “pomegranate” drink that contained a barely legal amount of pomegranate juice, now Coca-Cola faces a new issue: cancer-causing ingredients in its namesake beverage.
According to a recent report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a U.S. watchdog organization, the version of Coke sold in several countries, including Kenya and Brazil, still contains an elevated level of a chemical that has been linked to cancer in animals – months after the beverage giant made changes to Coca-Cola sold in the state of California. (more…)
Soda is one of the most popular soft drinks of our time. Unfortunately, along with the increased popularity comes a number of increased health risks. Most sodas contain very large quantities of sugar. This sugar often comes in some refined form, like high-fructose corn syrup, which is even more dangerous than regular sugar and is known to contain mercury. (more…)
The Blacksmith Institute (BI), an international non-profit environmental health organization devoted to solving pollution problems around the world, in conjunction with Green Cross Switzerland (GCS), a group that helps clean up pollution, recently co-released a comprehensive report entitled The World’s Worst Toxic Pollution Problems. In it, researchers explain how agricultural pesticides represent the number three worst pollution problem on the planet. (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…)