Skip to comments.Drinking large amounts of cola can cause paralysis, doctors warn
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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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.
Ban cola. For the children.
Eat a banana while drinking coke!
And I thought I was just being lazy!
Oh good, ‘cuz there’s a full bottle of rum close by.
Talk about rum and Coke...
10 liters? You would be paralyzed in front of the urinal, would be my guess...
Yeah, but it’s nothing compared to dihyrdrogen monoxide, that stuff can kill you.
Oops didn’t mean to pm. My thoughts exactly though.
To borrow a line from “Moonstruck,” “Cosmo...you’re gonna die.”
I said a litre of cola!
Interesting how this comes out when all the talk about taxing soft-drinks by the nanny state universal rationing care crowd.
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
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.
Heck, just dilute it with whiskey and you’ll be fine.
It also works wonders getting those love bugs off the windshield....
Why can’t Johnny blink? I would have thought because of the caffeine, myself.
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.
it should be taxed, like cola!
My middle son's gaseous emissions caused by Mountain Drew do cause health issues
Sad but true and we are literally drowning in it!
Happens with tequila as well ... at least to me
Wow, and I thought I drank a lot of pop.
To support their findings they point to a study where mice were force fed a can of cola and were observed to explode!
Someone pass me a gallon of diet coke.
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.
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.
Yes, and ingesting overly-large amounts of dihydrogen monoxide will kill you in a flash.
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.”
In some countries that is cosidered torture!
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.
Or at the very least, rust your pipes...that's why I prefer beer.
wow, guess we’d better tax it then while you can still walk!
Hey now. 2-3 liters isn’t THAT much....I can easily
down 2 liters of pepsi max a day.....
Thanks - 5 hours seems more realistic.
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.
“after finding that patients who drank between two and 10 litres a day developed the condition.
No kidding!! I’d have trouble drinking 2 in one day, how do they drink 10 without getting drinker’s elbow?
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!
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...
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.
Uh, oh. I thought it was “Eat Mentos while drinking Coke.”
Effects of too much cola in Grand Central Station.
Who the heck can drink 10 liters of anything a day?
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