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Soda Drinks Cause More Health Problems Than Just Dental Decay

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

It has been known that sodas or sugary drinks cause cavities.  For every 99 cent one liter bottle of soda; you are risking up to 2 cavities on high risk 10 to 18 year old individuals.  The fillings will cost about $150 to $170 each.  This is not a good bargain.  Next is the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity.  With the research noting we are consuming 50 percent of our calories with sodas and sugary drinks, diabetes and obesity is on the rise especially in men.  Sodas and sugary drinks are also associated with heart disease.  The American Heart Association has seen a great increase in risk of cardiovascular disease.  Perhaps the most alarming study was done on healthy young males.  In a three week study, the subjects were asked to moderately consume sodas and sugary drinks for the duration.  The bloods tests after only three weeks showed a traumatic increase in inflammation and fasting glucose.  The most troubling study on men showed a relationship between sodas, sugary drinks and pancreatic cancer.

Limiting our consumption of soda drinks is the natural answer.  However, another problem arises.  Studies are showing that people can become addictive to these sodas and sugary drinks.  The sugar in the drink rewards the brain the same way tobacco, alcohol, nicotine and heroin does.

The above information suggests a very real reason to avoid sodas and sugary drinks at all costs.  A reward of tooth decay, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and pancreatic cancer hopefully will sour your craving for these drinks.