Report finds soft drinks increase risk of diabetes

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    hmm.. where's one of those 'obvious' picture postings when we need it...
     
  3. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    Wait a second...overloading your system with sugar degrades its ability to process it? Holy crap, I didn't see that one coming :rolleyes:
     
  4. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    Duh!

    Of course it does. Soda has long been called Empty Calories. As are the 'juice' drinks s popular with kids. They are nothing buty corn syrup and water. Its no wonder than a constant supply of high glycemic sugars will ultimately cause insulin resistance and Type II diabetes.

    What is worse than soda are all the so called juice drinks that market to kids. A parent feels that its a healthy alternative to soda and often they are packed with 3 to 4 times the sugar of soda. Same bad effect on teeth, same effect on blood sugar.

    Even 100% juice often has sugar added. And even all natural 100% juice contains natural sugars which in quantity can lead to Diabetes. But natural sugars are far better than Corn Syrup, cane syrup, and other refined sugar additives.
     
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    edesignuk we need your master of the obvious image, you would think these doctors would start researching stuff we didnt already know!!!
     
  7. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i downloaded this when edesignuk posted it earlier...
     

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  8. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    That's a great picture :D

    You know, everything causes something bad. I heard that the carbonation in sodas may also lead to cancer. And now it's bad to drink fruit juice? Alright, someone make a list of things I can drink/eat!
     
  9. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    Sure...

    Water.... In moderation. ;)
     
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    :D thanks
     
  11. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    Thanks for posting that picture it's the first time that I have a chance to see.

    This subject may not be obvious to everyone. It is important to bring this issues up for those that aren't aware. Moderation is important. Soda should just be an occasional treat.
     
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    It's nice to know that Harvard is studying things that actually matter. :rolleyes:

    Yeah, everything is bad for you and will kill you. Blah blah blah.

    In other news: Scientists have now found out that life itself will kill everyone. Details coming soon.

    Apple Hobo,
    :looks at empty can of RC Cola on desk: :p
     
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    That's it, **** it. I DON'T ****ING CARE ANYMORE. :rolleyes:
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Where have you been!? :D

    homerjward beat me to it :mad:

    ;) :p

    Rest assured...next time...
     
  15. Bedawyn macrumors regular

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    Nah, fruit juice is fine. It's just fruit-flavored high fructose corn syrup, like Snapple and Mystic, that are a problem.
     
  16. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    http://www.nutrition.org/

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    The most important thing is to eat a balanced diet, by following nutritution guidlines. Water is the best liquid to consume, 6 - 8 glasses per day. It will helpo to flush out toxins from our body. The pure natural juices are OK, no added sugar. Your need your fruits, vegetables, grains, milk products, and meat.

    http://www.nutrition.org/
     
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    My only question would be why is it just women? I'm sure if they tested men they'd see the same trend.....

    I don't drink soda that often, empty calories.

    One funny thing, obvious or not, it doesn't seem like any amount of warnings really makes a difference.

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    Well, you were told you can drink water in moderation, that's true.
    If you drink too much, it can cause trouble

    http://www.peak.org/mailing-list/archive/white-water/old/msg00245.html

    Anyhow, as for food, I think it's safe to have an occasional helping of tofu.
     
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    Oh ****! :eek:

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    Oh sh_t! :eek:

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  21. RugoseCone macrumors 6502

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    Here's one example


    My father used to drink 12 - 18 bottles of soda a day. The old glass kind. I think they were 16oz. bottles?

    Anyways, he's now a diabetic and that wasn't diagnosed until many years later after he had cut way back and switched to diet pop. The damage had been done and even artificial sweetners cause blood sugar levels to rise above normal.
     
  22. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    Nurses just happen to be a captive audience to study. Doctors are also often used for studies, mainly male. In many cases the results are very similar.
     
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    I was drinking a sprite while watching the report on the news.
     
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    sorry...im a macrokleptomaniac...
     
  25. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    holy sh!it!!! that's a lot of soda...
     

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