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From their book Killer Colas © 2011 Nancy Appleton & G.N. Jacobs

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1)    Sugar-sweetened drinks can cause pancreatic cancer.[i]

2)    Soft drink consumption may lead to hyperactivity and other mental problems.[ii]

3)    Sugar-sweetened drinks can lead to obesity, heart disease and other aspects of the metabolic syndrome.[iii]

4)    Cola consumption has been linked to osteoporosis in women.[iv]

5)    Soft drinks have been linked to liver disease.[v]

6)    Many types of soft drinks have been linked to headaches.[vi]

7)    Many types of soft drinks have been linked to asthma.[vii]

8)    Energy drinks with similar ingredients to soft drinks may cause epilepsy.[viii]

9)    Soft drinks can cause development of kidney stones.[ix]

10)  Soft drinks can lead to low potassium levels (Hypokalema).[x]

[i] Larsson, SC, et al. “Consumption of Sugar and Sugar-Sweetened Foods and the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in a Prospective Study.” Am J Clin Nutr 2006;84(5):1171-1176.

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[ii] Lars, L, et al. “Consumption of Soft Drinks and Hyperactivity, Mental Distress, and Conduct Problems among Adolescents in Oslo, Norway.” Am J Public Health 2006;;96(10):1815-1820.

[iii] Bocarslly, ME, et al. “High-Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Characteristics of Obesity in Rats: increased body weight, body fat and triglyceride levels.” Pharmacol Biochem Behav 2010;97(1):101-106.

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[iv] Tucker, KL, et al. “Colas, but not other carbonated beverages, are associated with low bone mineral density in older women: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study.” Am J Clin Nutr 2006; 84(4):936-942.

[v] Abid, A, et al. “Soft drink consumption is associated with fatty liver disease independent of metabolic syndrome.” J Hepatol 2009;51(5):918-924.

[vi] Koehler, S, and Glaros, A. “The effect of Aspartame on migraine headache.” Headache: the journal of head and face pain. 2006;28(1):10-14.

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[vii] Tarlo, SL, et al. “Asthma and anaphylactoid reactions to food additives.” Canadian Family Physician 1993;39:1119-1123.

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[viii] Lyadurai, SJ, et al. “New onset seizures in adults: possible association with consumption of popular energy drinks.” Epilepsy 2007;10(3):504-508.

[ix] Kirdpon, W, et al. “Soft drink consumption and urinary stone.” J Clin Epidem 1992;45:911-916.

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[x] Packer, CD, et al. “Chronic hypokalema due to excessive cola consumption: a case report.” Cases J 2008;1(1);32.

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