Tuesday, May 29, 2007

DNA poison

I'm sure some of you saw this ***SHOCKING*** news bulletin this weekend.

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Report: Soda May Seriously Harm Your Health

You may want to put that soda can down.

A common preservative found in drinks such as Coca-Cola, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Fanta and Diet Pepsi may cause serious cell damage, according to a report in Britain's The Independent.

Sodium benzoate has the ability to switch off vital parts of a person's DNA, according to research from a British university.

The problem is usually associated with aging and alcohol abuse, but new findings show that drinking soda with the preservative can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.

Sodium benzoate, which derives from benzoic acid, has been used for years by the carbonated drinks industry to prevent mold from developing in soft drinks. The ingredient has been the subject of concern on cancer, because when mixed with Vitamin C, it turns into a carcinogenic substance called benzene, the Independent reported.

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I've been saying it for years, soda is poison. I always tell people, cut the soda first, then focus on the food. It's just gross. All the chemicals in the stuff, ew. Now this report is saying it actually messes with your DNA. I'm not surprised. The sad part is people out there will still drink it, and give it to their kids. Going through life with this nasty stuff festering inside their bodies. Hold on, I think I'm going to be sick...

Train smart,

RL

1 Comments:

Anonymous Longevity Science said...

Thank you for your interesting story!
I thought perhaps you may also find this related post interesting to you:
Longevity Science: Soft Drinks Linked to Aging ?
http://longevity-science.blogspot.com/2007/05/soft-drinks-linked-to-aging.html

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