Soda’s Effect on the Body


Soda consumption has been on a slow decline over recent years as more and more people become aware of the many negative health effects that soda consumption has on the human body.


It can be clear that soda damages our teeth and adds empty calories to our diet that lead to weight gain, but are you aware that soda consumption has been linked to increased risk for serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and asthma.


A 2010 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found a significant increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes in those who consumed greater than 2 soft drinks per week, and the association was greater in those who also gained weight.


Type 2 diabetes and obesity are important risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). A 2009 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda, was associated with a higher risk of CHD in women.