How Bad is Soda for You?
Sarah Chillag, Sami Montemayor, Bridjet Zemlak
“If everything else in their diet is equal, a person who has a can of Coke a day adds an extra 14.5 pounds per year, just from the calories alone.”
A standard soft drink serving size has jumped from 6.5 ounces in the 1950s to 20 ounces or more in the 1990s.
Each 12-ounce sugared soda consumed increases a child's risk of obesity by 60%.
Women in a study who drank at least one sugar-sweetened soda a day were 85 percent more likely to develop diabetes than those who drank fewer sodas.
Why Diet Soda is NOT the Answer
-causes heart disease, obesity, and even cancer
-twice the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, linked to cardiovascular disease
-makes you hungrier (throws off the body's ability to know how many calories it needs)