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Drinking Soda

Story at-a-glance -

  • Industry-funded studies on the connection between sugar-sweetened beverages and obesity are likely to be biased in favor of industry
  • In studies without industry support, 83 percent linked sugary beverages with weight gain
  • In studies with industry support, 83 percent found no link between sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain
  • 77 percent of food items in US grocery stores contain added sugar that is addictive and linked to chronic disease when consumed in excess
  • If you want to protect your health, replace sugar-laden processed foods and beverages with pure water and homemade meals, made from scratch using whole ingredients

By Dr. Mercola

There is no shortage of research linking excessive sugar consumption with obesity, and the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages appears to have a particularly strong link.


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