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Cola, soda, soft drinks, pop… whatever you call it, it isn’t very good for you. Below is an excerpt of an article on Self Help Daily about the dangers of drinking soda. Click the link at the bottom to finish reading the article.
A new study has found that even drinking just two soft drinks a week can increase your risk of pancreatic cancer. As a former soft drink addict, I know that two soft drinks is usually a daily thing for most people. At the height of my soft drink fanaticism, I easily drank an entire 2 liter of Dr. Pepper over the course of a day. Easily. Then, when I switched to Diet Dr. Pepper, I served it with the same dedication and devotion. Who am I kidding, I still have a soft spot for my beloved DDP. Fortunately, I love tea, iced coffee, and green tea even more, so I’m slowly but surely pulling away from the habit.
The new study that’s generating all the buzz has greatly affected what drinks I bring into my house. Researchers say that drinking as little as two soft drinks a week appears to nearly double the risk of getting pancreatic cancer. Scary stuff.
”People who drank two or more soft drinks a week had an 87% increased risk — or nearly twice the risk — of pancreatic cancer compared to individuals consuming no soft drinks,” says study lead author Noel T. Mueller, MPH, a research associate at the Cancer Control Program at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. The study is published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Finish Reading the Article on Self Help Daily
Not only does tea NOT increase your risks of certain cancers…. it reduces your risks! Zero calories (unless you’re a sweet tea addict), absolutely no sodium, AND packed with antioxidants. Honestly, it just doesn’t make sense to drink anything else.