Scary Infographic on the Long-term Effects of Drinking Soda

Sugary and sweetened drinks are one of the main things you should avoid when pursuing a life of health. Here’s an infographic on the worst offender – Soda! (Click image to enlarge.)


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5 Responses to “Scary Infographic on the Long-term Effects of Drinking Soda”

  1. Amy says:

    Whoa. That’s a lot of avoidable ew-factor.

    I lucked out never really liking soda in the first place, but I have a lot of clients that really have a hard time giving up the sugar water.

    For those that have a soda addiction, I tend to recommend weaning off. Try one less soda a day for a week, then halve that amount the next and so on until you’re down to none at all or at most 1-2/week. Some people do best with going cold turkey, though!

    Thanks for all this info! Good to know!

  2. Adan says:

    Wow, good to know. I don’t drink much soda these days, but when I was a kid, I drank gallons of it a week! I’ve got a co-worker who drinks lots of diet Dr. Pepper (24-48 oz/day at work). She wants to cut back, but since it’s low in calories, she doesn’t see it as a pressing issue. Have you got any health statistics on what the diet stuff does that I could show her?

    And not to make light of it, but I found this a little amusing: “Eighty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are women. Twenty percent are men.” I’m glad they double checked the math!! :-D

    • Doug says:

      Good point, this infographic doesn’t even address the further problems with “diet” and artificial sweeteners. I’ll get you some stats.

  3. Adan says:

    Cool deal, thanks! Hopefully that’ll get her to cut back, but if not, I suppose it’s her health…

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