Drinking Soda Pop May Age You Faster

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Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Time, drinking soda may have the same detrimental ageing effects on the body as smoking. Reportedly, a study by Elissa Epel, PhD, professor of psychiatry at University of California San Francisco, showed that drinking "an 8-ounce daily serving of soda corresponded to 1.9 years of additional aging." Reportedly, the sugary drink reduces the length of telomeres, "linked to health detriments like shorter lifespans and more stress, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer [...]."

Only the sugary, bubbly stuff showed this effect. Epel didn’t see any association between telomere length and diet soda intake. “The extremely high dose of sugar that we can put into our body within seconds by drinking sugared beverages is uniquely toxic to metabolism,” she says.

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