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New Article on the impact of soda on health

By Thea Joselow | 09 May, 2013

Hi everyone,
We're really pleased to share this article on the health impacts of sodas and sugar sweetened beverages by Arogya World fellow, Mohinder Watson, PhD. I hope you enjoy it, and encourage you to comment or share as you wish.

http://www.arogyaworld.org/how-i-came-to-study-ncds-and-the-impact-of-soda-on...

All the best,
Thea Joselow
Head, Social and Digital Media
Arogya World

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Geneviève Bois Moderator Emeritus Replied at 10:58 PM, 9 May 2013

Thanks for the article!

A recent study about soda recently sparked a bunch of articles in mainstream media, the paper was originally in Diabetologia and showed a 22% increase in diabetes risk with 1 soda a can/day consumption (and we all know that a Big Gulp is many many cans...).

http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2013/04/25/sugary_drinks_can_rais...

Gen

Sandeep Saluja Replied at 6:14 AM, 10 May 2013

We must understand why these beverages are consumed.One of the factors is
that it is one of the easiest ways to entertain a guest.Many people prefer
to consume them in place of water with a meal.
It may therefore be appropriate to encourage shifting to other options
which could do the same job and try developing healthy and socially
acceptable drinks.

Geneviève Bois Moderator Emeritus Replied at 7:57 AM, 10 May 2013

Although soda is sometimes consumed with meals - often in some case, more commonly in others - it's not just that at all. Children and adults tend to have them "on the go" and the omnipresence of vending machines goes to show this is not a mere drink for dinner. The advertising did a great job at associating soda with friends, parties, going to the beach, exercise, etc.

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Andrew Dykens Replied at 9:48 AM, 10 May 2013

I was disappointed that juice was not mentioned in this article.
While there is "no sugar added" it is certainly a higher glycemic load than
nature intended.
The label on a soda and a juice are essentially identical.

I wonder why we are hesitant to include juice in the category of "sugary
drinks" as readily. ?

Geneviève Bois Moderator Emeritus Replied at 2:27 PM, 10 May 2013

I was disappointed by that too ;)

Other articles are just as critical of sugary "juices" and their unbelievable glycemic indexes... but not this one. At least it's a good research on soda...

Thea Joselow Replied at 3:22 PM, 10 May 2013

Hi Everyone,
This is all great feedback, thanks! I'll share it with the author, and maybe we'll address juice in a future piece. Alternatlively, please let me know if anyone would like to write a post about juice - happy to discuss.
Best,
Thea

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