Soda - I drink _ servings per day (se...

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Mon, 03-08-2010 - 1:02pm

Soda - I drink _ servings per day (see article below).



  • I don't drink soda at all, ever.
  • I drink soda only on rare occasions.
  • I only drink soda when I go out to eat.
  • I drink less than 1 can of soda per day.
  • I drink 1-3 cans of soda per day.
  • I drink 4-6 cans of soda per day.
  • I drink more than 6 cans of soda per day.
  • Other, please share.


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Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 03-08-2010 - 1:03pm
Increasing consumption of sugary soft drinks contributed to 130,000 new cases of diabetes, 14,000 new cases of heart disease and 50,000 more life-years burdened with heart disease in the last decade, a new U.S. study finds.

"The finding suggests that any kind of policy that reduces consumption might have a dramatic health benefit," said senior study author Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, who was to present the finding Friday during the American Heart Association's Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention annual conference, in San Francisco.


The study used a computer simulation of heart disease that has been applied to other cardiovascular risk factors, such as obesity and dietary salt, Bibbins-Domingo explained. "We probably underestimated the incidence, because the rise is greatest among the young, and our model focuses on adults 35 and older," she said.


Read more for an explanation on theories as to why increasing soft-drink consumption can increase your risk of heart disease.

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Mon, 03-08-2010 - 2:56pm
I stopped drinking sugared stuff years ago, and diet stuff several years ago. Had nothing really to do with a healthy diet at that time (although I avoided caffeinated versions of the diet). Mostly it was budget. Really expensive for just "junk" when water tasted just as good, LOL! :D So, I switched to water and never looked back. DH stayed with the regular sugared sodas, one per day, in his lunch he took to work. But when his glucose lab work went up (and he doesn't over do candy/cookies and is very disciplined about that stuff), he cut out the daily soda and even daily fruit juices, and his glucose came back down. So, no sodas in our house. At all. ;)



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Mon, 03-08-2010 - 3:04pm
That's terrific for both of you Gypsy!

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Mon, 03-08-2010 - 4:53pm
Lots of soda a day --- but not the sugary kind. All my soda intake is diet.



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Tue, 03-09-2010 - 1:11am

I've gone from a few times per week to once in a while. No soda in the house = less urge then no urge.















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Tue, 03-09-2010 - 7:19pm
I voted less than 1/day.