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New Studies Cite Stronger Link Between Soda and Obesity: Do You Drink Soda?

Living 2012/09/22 18:04:42
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According to the New England Journal of Medicine's recent study, there is a very strong link between sugar-sweetened beverages (i.e. soda) and America's obesity epidemic. Dr. David Ludwig of Boston Children's Hospital's New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center told the Chicago Tribune there is no doubt what is the greatest cause of obesity in America.

"The most effective single target for an intervention aimed at reducing obesity is sugary beverages." If that is truly the case, there is a big problem. Millions of Americans consume soda. In fact, sugary beverages almost go hand-in-hand when it comes to watching movies and live events. However, steps have been taken to limit soda intake.

Most schools across the country have practically banned soda from students' drink choices during lunchtime. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg helped pass the controversial law that will ban supersized sugary drinks from being sold. And fitness gurus such as DDPYoga founder Dallas Page have gone as far to say soda is the worst thing you can put in your body when trying to stay healthy. These observations and studies may cut into soda companies' profits, but swaying a majority of Americans to stop consuming these beverages could take awhile.


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  • Cat 2012/09/22 20:21:55
    Yes
    Cat
    +5
    I started lessening it. I used too drink 3-5 cans a day. Now I only drink 1-2. I hope to get it down to 0 soon.

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  • Ian JakeisHere 2012/09/23 10:57:14
    Ian
    And 65% of us will listen to liars!
  • Wulfdane 2012/09/23 04:34:16 (edited)
    Yes
    Wulfdane
    There is nothing new to be learned from this story.

    We've already known most Soda is loaded with sugary syrup and drinking it excessively is can help make you fat (like any sugary product).
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/09/23 04:17:46
    Yes
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +1
    No one would call me fat, but I drink soda nonstop all day.
  • Tiah 2012/09/23 04:11:04
    Yes
    Tiah
    +1
    But I don't drink it often also I don't drink coke or Pepsi
  • Metalthatroxursox 2012/09/23 04:04:47
    Yes
    Metalthatroxursox
    +2
    No way...You mean to say drinking sugary chemical water is linked to being fat and unhealthy!? Do go on... Boy am I glad people fund this research with out that kind of insight we would truly be lost. lol
  • TiffanyBelle 2012/09/23 03:57:47
    No
    TiffanyBelle
    +1
    i did not grow up drinking soda and never really liked it.
    Guess fizzy doesn't do it for me. Kinda happy about that.
    I prefer water or green tea or coffee.
    Soda is always a last resort for me and it's only sprite if that's all there is... no cola, ewwww.
  • Dub 2012/09/23 03:57:14
    Yes
    Dub
    Not gunna stop because it makes people fat.
  • Wretha S 2012/09/23 03:52:35 (edited)
    No
    Wretha S
    +1
    I quit that stuff years ago, never did the diet thing, it's even more toxic than the real sugary stuff... now I can't stand them, they assault my mouth. I prefer drinking water with lemon.
    water with lemon


    I have a friend who was addicted to diet sodas, first I got her to stop drinking the diet toxins, she drank the full sugar sodas, then I got her to try soda water and seltzer water adding juice to flavor it, she says I got her to stop drinking soda one bubble at a time :)



    Wretha
  • Mvr Wretha S 2012/09/23 18:54:05
    Mvr
    +1
    Water is the best drink.
  • rand 2012/09/23 03:48:55
    No
    rand
    +1
    It's toxic; haven't drank it, except as a mixer once in a while, for many years.
  • Jiorgia 2012/09/23 03:30:35
    No
    Jiorgia
    +1
    not particularly, I may have a glass or two when going out for dinner or getting take away, but it isn't a common thing.
  • Lordoftheringsrox 2012/09/23 03:20:59
    Yes
    Lordoftheringsrox
    I'm addicted to soda! Thankfully, I know how to drink more healthy beverages too.
  • Illjwamh 2012/09/23 03:19:38
  • XBrittanyX 2012/09/23 03:19:26
    No
    XBrittanyX
    I use to drink soda a lot, but now I usually just drink water.
  • Adam Julian 2012/09/23 03:15:58 (edited)
    No
    Adam Julian
    Only home-made (made by myself), the kind that doesn't have all the additives that make you obese.
  • Vicereine Killbride 2012/09/23 02:56:31
    Yes
    Vicereine Killbride
    Maybe two cans a week. I'm a fan of water. And tea...
  • PrinceOfPolaris 2012/09/23 02:39:14
    No
    PrinceOfPolaris
    Barely.
  • redneck woman 2012/09/23 02:34:34
    Yes
    redneck woman
    I drink it a couple times a week. We use it as a treat.
  • riosrosemerry 2012/09/23 02:32:42
    Yes
    riosrosemerry
    Unfortunately I do....but I'm not fat...
  • venus 2012/09/23 02:20:21
    Yes
    venus
    Since i was a kid
  • NoHandlebarsAttached 2012/09/23 02:08:22
    Yes
    NoHandlebarsAttached
    +2
    "According to the New England Journal of Medicine's recent study, there is a very strong link between sugar-sweetened beverages (i.e. soda) and America's obesity epidemic."
    Are you serious? I thought I was fat because of all the healthy stuff I consume.
    link sugar-sweetened beverages soda americas obesity epidemic fat healthy consume
  • Diana 2012/09/23 01:46:35
    No
    Diana
    I used to ,now I drink flavored water.
  • Nish 2012/09/23 01:41:55
    Yes
    Nish
    Occasionally
  • angel face 2012/09/23 01:38:49
    Yes
    angel face
    +1
    I do but not as often as I did before. I usually drink juice
  • Simeon~thegayliberal 2012/09/23 01:38:11
    No
    Simeon~thegayliberal
    +1
    I don't; I've never liked it, to be honest.
  • bodaciousMKJ 2012/09/23 01:35:41
    Yes
    bodaciousMKJ
    +1
    Only diet and of course there is a link to obesity
  • NoHandl... bodacio... 2012/09/23 02:14:51
    NoHandlebarsAttached
    +2
    Diet soda is actually worse for you than regular.
  • TerryPCawley 2012/09/23 01:18:52
    Yes
    TerryPCawley
    +1
    I drink soda, but not a lot at 52. I grew up drinking a lot of it. Soda does not cause obesity. A sedentary lifestyle and/or medication do this.
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  • John "By God" American 2012/09/23 01:15:17
    Yes
    John "By God" American
    +1
    It's corn syrup, not just the soda.
  • Tearwhisker 2012/09/23 01:12:47
    Yes
    Tearwhisker
    +1
    but i no fat i normal for my hight
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/09/23 00:58:12
    No
    MOMMA THOMAS
    GAVE SODA UP ALMOST 15 YEARS AGO......
  • Cameryn (◠‿◠✿) 2012/09/23 00:50:15
    Yes
    Cameryn (◠‿◠✿)
    All the time.
  • naked_and_barefoot N.I.T. 2012/09/23 00:49:46
    Yes
    naked_and_barefoot N.I.T.
    +1
    My kids were going through it at home like it was water so I quit buying it PERIOD. Now there are water bottles in the fridge. Thirsty...drink water.
  • Boo! 2012/09/23 00:49:34
    Yes
    Boo!
    Yes I do. I also need to stop drinking so much of it
  • MLor 2012/09/23 00:48:43
    No
    MLor
    +1
    They REALLY had to study this?????? DUUUUUHHHHHHH!!!!!!
  • Rhi-ot. 2012/09/23 00:48:20
    No
    Rhi-ot.
    My mom never let me when I was a kid, and I really don't like how it feels on my tongue so I don't bother. I only drink water, milk and coffee at this point.
  • Michelle 2012/09/23 00:46:47
    Yes
    Michelle
    Bull. The leading cause of obesity is eating. Therefore, we should stop eating. Also, you should know that statistics show 100% of people who drink water die; make of that what you will.

    I don't think it CAUSES obesity. I do think that the type of person who is more likely to be obese (a gluttonous personality, ect) is more likely to drink large amounts of pop. It's not good for you, but it's doesn't cause obesity on its own. Yeah, if you drink two or more pops a day, you have a problem, but just drinking a few pops a day with an otherwise balanced diet isn't going to cause you to become obese.

    For the record, I can count the amount of pop I drink in a fortnight, averagely, on one hand. Sometimes I can go months without drinking any, but then again sometimes I'll drink a few in a day. I drink whatever I feel like, and when I feel like pop or an occasion that I combine with pop occurs, I'll drink it. But mostly I drink water and coffee.
  • Duane Freemantle 2012/09/23 00:40:31
    Yes
    Duane Freemantle
    Sorry, but I have to doubt the result of the study. It is the amount of calories not the type of beverage.
  • Realistic 2012/09/23 00:38:06
    Yes
    Realistic
    I drink soda sometimes, very rarely. I am in great health. Anything can cause harm to one's health if their is irresponsiblity and gluttony.

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