Is Soda Bad for You?


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Soda in both regular and diet varieties is associated with many risks to human health; it is linked to kidney damage, cancer, obesity and high blood pressure. Some studies suggest that drinking diet soda also increases the risk of stroke, according to WebMD.

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Prevention.com notes that soda is bad for dental health, and it has been linked to cardiovascular disease that leads to premature death, as well as other diseases, including diabetes. A Yale University study found that the average American takes in around 45 gallons of sugary sweetened beverages annually; the addition of a can of soda to the diet daily can cause weight gain of 14.5 pounds in a year.

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