Globally soda (fizzie drinks) consumption is a multi-billion dollar industry. There have been health concerns over Soda for a number of years. Recent studies have validated those concerns especially with the consumption of sugar sweetened and artificial sweetened soda.
Once study demonstrated conclusively that was an elevated higher risk of Non Hodkins lymphoma in men but not in women with the consumption of regular sugar sweetened soda.
Another study demonstrated that there was a higher risk of pancreatic cancer in women not in men and a significant higher risk of stroke in both men and women.
The common denominating factor in all the prevailing studies was the consumption of high amount of regular sweetened sugar soda.
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