Soft drinks are called "liquid cigarettes" for a reason, as they may also slowly ruin your health. Mainly, because they contain a lot of sugar. So where can your love for soda lead you?
5 diseases that soft drinks can cause
Research in which 17,000 people were polled showed that excessive consumption of sweet soda may lead to the development of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – on par with smoking.
2. Type 2 diabetes
People who regularly consume fizzy drinks and other sweet drinks that contain artificial sweeteners have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Research in which 2,801 people aged 20-55 took part discovered a substantial connection between consuming soft drinks and the chance of developing chronic bronchitis. However, the mechanism of this connection is yet unknown and further research is required.
4. Alzheimer's disease
High sugar intake (including fizzy drinks) may lead to cognitive disorders, which make you prone to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
Another research carried out by American scientists has found a link between sodas and obesity. The findings have shown that consuming artificial sweeteners contained in soft drinks increases the risk of developing this health condition.
Apart from all the diseases listed above, excessive consumption of soft drinks may have other negative effects on your health, such as weight gain, skin flare-ups, and teeth problems.
If you want to keep your lean figure, avoid developing serious diseases, and prolong your life, we recommend you cut soda out of your diet or, at least, cut down on its intake.
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