A Swedish study by Lund University recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that drinking a can a day can increase a man’s chance of getting prostate cancer by forty percent. Isabel Drake, a senior researcher at Lund University, led the study as he and his fellow colleagues followed 8,000 men aged 45-73 for an average of 15 years, and found that 40 percent of those who downed barely 12 ounces of soda a day were likely to contract a disease that kills a million of them a year. Is there really anything surprising here? Soda has zero nutritional value so the threat of developing lethal diseases due to continuous consumption is quite obvious to me. Soda is one of the leading causes for the rising rates of obesity in America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2012 that 35.7 percent of adults and 16.9 percent of children age 2 to 19 are obese in America. Scary. Read the full article here.
[Courtesy of AlterNet]