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Drinking large amounts of cola can cause paralysis, doctors warn
telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 19, 2009 | Kate Devlin

Posted on 05/20/2009 11:59:41 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Drinking large amounts of cola every day can cause muscle problems, an irregular heartbeat and even paralysis, doctors have warned.

Chronic consumption of the drink can cause a condition called hypokalaemia, in which levels of potassium in the blood fall, in some patients. Symptoms can range from mild weakness and constipation to paralysis.

Researchers said that family doctors should look out for muscle problems in people who drink large amounts of cola, after finding that patients who drank between two and 10 litres a day developed the condition.

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1 posted on 05/20/2009 11:59:42 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
after finding that patients who drank between two and 10 litres a day developed the condition.

WOW!

2 posted on 05/20/2009 12:01:32 PM PDT by frogjerk (C-NJ)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Disclaimer: Before all this sh*t happens, the cola will dissolve all your teeth and bones. I find cola to be great stuff to keep in the garage for dissolving rust.


3 posted on 05/20/2009 12:02:39 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It can also cause drowning.

Ban cola. For the children.

4 posted on 05/20/2009 12:03:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Eat a banana while drinking coke!


5 posted on 05/20/2009 12:03:14 PM PDT by b4its2late (There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And I thought I was just being lazy!


6 posted on 05/20/2009 12:03:32 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: frogjerk
Like the old smoking research where they found cancer in rats after forcing the equivalent of 20 packs a day down them.
7 posted on 05/20/2009 12:04:29 PM PDT by edcoil (IF CA rolls pollution standards back to 1990 levels, lets roll CA spending back as well.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh good, ‘cuz there’s a full bottle of rum close by.

Talk about rum and Coke...


8 posted on 05/20/2009 12:04:29 PM PDT by wastedyears (Iron Maiden's gonna get ya, no matter how far!)
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To: frogjerk

10 liters? You would be paralyzed in front of the urinal, would be my guess...


9 posted on 05/20/2009 12:04:30 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah, but it’s nothing compared to dihyrdrogen monoxide, that stuff can kill you.


10 posted on 05/20/2009 12:04:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: frogjerk

Oops didn’t mean to pm. My thoughts exactly though.


11 posted on 05/20/2009 12:05:54 PM PDT by jkeith3213
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To borrow a line from “Moonstruck,” “Cosmo...you’re gonna die.”


12 posted on 05/20/2009 12:05:59 PM PDT by truthkeeper (Take me back to Black-and-White.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I had a helper (briefly) who downed 2 two liter bottles of pepsi before lunch. He said he had ADD. Fairly non constructive individual, go figure.
13 posted on 05/20/2009 12:07:07 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I said a litre of cola!

14 posted on 05/20/2009 12:07:29 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (This tagline has been shutdown due to lack of funds.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting how this comes out when all the talk about taxing soft-drinks by the nanny state universal rationing care crowd.


15 posted on 05/20/2009 12:07:43 PM PDT by frogjerk (C-NJ)
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To: truthkeeper

My doctor told me. if I take perfect care of myself. for the rest of my life, I’ll get very sick and die. - Rodney Dangerfield


16 posted on 05/20/2009 12:07:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great Briton: Once we ruled the world’s seas with colonies everywhere; now, we have to be content with being the world’s nagging old grandmother.


17 posted on 05/20/2009 12:08:30 PM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heck, just dilute it with whiskey and you’ll be fine.


18 posted on 05/20/2009 12:09:21 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Vigilanteman
"I find cola to be great stuff to keep in the garage for dissolving rust."

It also works wonders getting those love bugs off the windshield....


19 posted on 05/20/2009 12:09:44 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I feel my feigrns boecnimg paezlrayd!

Carildloy,

20 posted on 05/20/2009 12:12:10 PM PDT by Diamond
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To: dfwgator
Yeah, but it’s nothing compared to dihyrdrogen monoxide, that stuff can kill you.

LOL

21 posted on 05/20/2009 12:13:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (Iron Maiden's gonna get ya, no matter how far!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why can’t Johnny blink? I would have thought because of the caffeine, myself.


22 posted on 05/20/2009 12:14:44 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: edcoil

Yup, first it was smokers.. now big brother is going after anything it thinks is “bad” for you.. and the sheeple will eat it up right and left.

Im waiting to see the reports of “Second hand soda” and bans following.

Makes me sick.. why cant the government leave people ALONE already.


23 posted on 05/20/2009 12:15:25 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: dfwgator

it should be taxed, like cola!


24 posted on 05/20/2009 12:17:13 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Dum spiramus tuebimur)
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To: eXe
“Im waiting to see the reports of “Second hand soda” and bans following.”

My middle son's gaseous emissions caused by Mountain Drew do cause health issues

25 posted on 05/20/2009 12:25:08 PM PDT by sticker
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To: dfwgator
Yeah, but it’s nothing compared to dihyrdrogen monoxide, that stuff can kill you.

Sad but true and we are literally drowning in it!

26 posted on 05/20/2009 12:26:07 PM PDT by NativeSon (Fight for America - if you don't, who will?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Happens with tequila as well ... at least to me


27 posted on 05/20/2009 12:26:31 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
patients who drank between two and 10 litres a day

Wow, and I thought I drank a lot of pop.

28 posted on 05/20/2009 12:27:25 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Spock didn't need a teleprompter)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To support their findings they point to a study where mice were force fed a can of cola and were observed to explode!


29 posted on 05/20/2009 12:27:34 PM PDT by Jeffrey_D.
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To: I am Richard Brandon

Someone pass me a gallon of diet coke.


30 posted on 05/20/2009 12:27:39 PM PDT by Canes101
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Ellendra

Haven’t been able to independently corroborate this yet, but my daughter’s doctor told her that sugar suppresses the immune system for 72 hours.


31 posted on 05/20/2009 12:29:30 PM PDT by knittnmom (Christians SERVE God, the current president thinks he IS God.)
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my daughter’s doctor told her that sugar suppresses the immune system for 72 hours

Sugar causes AIDS!

J/K, but I'd like to know what the doctor meant by that, since if it's true, nobody in the US would have a functional immune system.

32 posted on 05/20/2009 12:34:36 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, and ingesting overly-large amounts of dihydrogen monoxide will kill you in a flash.

Geezus.....


33 posted on 05/20/2009 12:37:47 PM PDT by nesnah (Expression with an attitude - http://www.polistic.com)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Everything in moderation.

The Dr. is right . . . .

“One of sugar’s major drawbacks is that it raises the insulin level, which inhibits the release of growth hormones, which in turn depresses the immune system. This is not something you want to take place if you want to avoid disease.”


34 posted on 05/20/2009 12:39:29 PM PDT by Jeffrey_D.
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To: frogjerk

In some countries that is cosidered torture!


35 posted on 05/20/2009 12:48:57 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Defending RINOs is the same as defending Liberals.)
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To: knittnmom
72 hours seems a little excessive, I did a search and found this:

Excess sugar depresses immunity. Studies have shown that downing 75 to 100 grams of a sugar solution (about 20 teaspoons of sugar, or the amount that is contained in two average 12-ounce sodas) can suppress the body's immune responses. Simple sugars, including glucose, table sugar, fructose, and honey caused a fifty- percent drop in the ability of white blood cells to engulf bacteria. In contrast, ingesting a complex carbohydrate solution (starch) did not lower the ability of these white blood cells to engulf bacteria. The immune suppression was most noticeable two hours post-ingestion, but the effect was still evident five hours after ingestion.

Source

Another article that agrees with five hours

36 posted on 05/20/2009 12:53:42 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: 50sDad
Once we ruled the world’s seas with colonies everywhere; now, we have to be content with being the world’s nagging old grandmother.


37 posted on 05/20/2009 12:54:38 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: dfwgator
Yeah, but it’s nothing compared to dihyrdrogen monoxide, that stuff can kill you.

Or at the very least, rust your pipes...that's why I prefer beer.

38 posted on 05/20/2009 12:58:33 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

wow, guess we’d better tax it then while you can still walk!


39 posted on 05/20/2009 1:18:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Canes101

Hey now. 2-3 liters isn’t THAT much....I can easily
down 2 liters of pepsi max a day.....


40 posted on 05/20/2009 1:25:12 PM PDT by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: ravingnutter

Thanks - 5 hours seems more realistic.


41 posted on 05/20/2009 1:30:43 PM PDT by knittnmom (Christians SERVE God, the current president thinks he IS God.)
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To: knittnmom

I weaned myself off of sugar years ago...it gives me a huge sugar rush then all I want to do is sleep. Once you get used to not having it, it’s not so bad. I actually get nauseated if I even get around something that smells really sweet, like Crispy Creme donuts. Also weaned myself off of salt...don’t miss it a bit.


42 posted on 05/20/2009 1:39:02 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: frogjerk
Fortunately I drink eleven liters per day so I'm not within that dangerous 2-10 liter range.
43 posted on 05/20/2009 2:02:50 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: frogjerk

“after finding that patients who drank between two and 10 litres a day developed the condition.

WOW!”

No kidding!! I’d have trouble drinking 2 in one day, how do they drink 10 without getting drinker’s elbow?


44 posted on 05/20/2009 2:48:27 PM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run...Country folks CAN survive!!! -Hank Jr.)
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To: frogjerk

Time for the demon soda to be taxed to high heaven./s/

I was wondering why all these people around me were suddenly paralyzed! It was because they drink demon coke! And I hear it is bad for anyone who gets near the one drinking the demon coke!


45 posted on 05/20/2009 4:40:09 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Ellendra
No kidding!! I’d have trouble drinking 2 in one day, how do they drink 10 without getting drinker’s elbow?

I might actually drink a 2 liter of Coke per day. I don't count my cans. The rest of you are safe. This is only possible because I have no life...

46 posted on 05/20/2009 6:03:45 PM PDT by Dianna (Obama Barbie: Governing is hard.)
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To: ravingnutter

That’s good to hear - my daughter and I start the elimination diet tomorrow, in an attempt to determine if either of us have food allergies. Sugar, wheat, gluten, cola!!!, processed food, etc, all get eliminated. Some permanently, others just long enough to test for allergies.


47 posted on 05/20/2009 7:02:59 PM PDT by knittnmom (Christians SERVE God, the current president thinks he IS God.)
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To: b4its2late

Uh, oh. I thought it was “Eat Mentos while drinking Coke.”


48 posted on 05/20/2009 7:14:33 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Effects of too much cola in Grand Central Station.

http://cotradeco.com/posts/1531-improv-everywhere-human-statues-in-grand-central-station


49 posted on 05/20/2009 7:18:28 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who the heck can drink 10 liters of anything a day?


50 posted on 05/22/2009 4:44:55 PM PDT by Melas
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