Skip to comments.Two soft drinks a day may lead to long term liver damage
Posted on 09/07/2009 10:20:32 PM PDT by neverdem
Two cans of fizzy drink a day could cause long term liver damage, resulting in the need for a transplant, according to new research.
Researchers are now urging parents to cut back on their childrens consumption of fizzy drinks as well as reducing fresh fruit juices substituting them for water.
Liver damage is normally associated with alcohol abuse but the new study has found that non-alcoholic drinks with a high sugar content can cause a condition called fatty liver disease.
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Even drinking a couple of cans of fizzy drinks a day raised the risk of liver damage in addition to causing diabetes and heart damage.
Doctors at the Ziv Liver unit in Haifa, Israel compared two groups of volunteers neither of whom had a risk for developing fatty liver disease.
The group of 90 people, 45 men and 45 women aged 40-50, were asked about their level of physical activity, caloric intake and the amount of soft drinks they consume.
When they finished the study they found that 80 per cent of those who had consumed fizzy drinks and fruit juices had fatty liver changes. But only 17 per cent of the control group who had not drunk fizzy drinks developed fatty livers.
Dr Nimer Assy, who led the study, said his research - published in the Journal of Hepatology - showed long term consumption could result in liver failure and the potential need for a transplant
We found people who drink more than two cans of Coke a day have increased their chances for a fatty liver, and if left untreated...,
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We’re all gonna die!
That is why I drink tea.
In other news, social security is going bankrupt because people are living too long.
I thought we already did this one back in the 70s. Harry Reasoner...
I hope its not true.
Hey does 3 or 4 a day have benefits?
This finding seems to relate to sugary soft drinks, not diet drinks (which may carry their own hazards).
FReepmail me if you want on or off the diabetes ping list.
Whoops, the article does state that aspartame can lead to fatty liver but I find that somewhat difficult to believe.
Is it connected to the fructose(yes, there’s fructose in sucrose too...) in soft drinks, by any chance.
I’ve been drinking 3-4 Pepsi’s a day for decades...I am 70 and have braimdamage. But when you get old, you blame everything on age...including spelling...
As it turns out: Living a life inevitably leads to death.
Advice to follow.
It's the first two that do the damage ("Two soft drinks a day...").
So skip the first two, and go directly to the third, fourth, fifth, ...!!! (snicker)
I hate when I accidently spell my soda. Its lost calories I need to make up with sandwiches
What about carbonated diet drinks?
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