Monday, May 28, 2007

Soft Drink Dangers

New research from a British University reveals a health scare over soft drinks. A common preservative found in drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA. The problem - more usually associated with ageing and alcohol abuse - can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's. The findings will also intensify the controversy about food additives, which have been linked to hyperactivity in children.

1 comment:

Jann said...

That is intriguing. My Dad has Parkinson's Disease and guess where he worked for a good portion of his life? Coca-Cola. Guess what he drank and still drinks a large quantity of? Coke. I read this elsewhere and its definitely got me giving up the bubbly! (Pop that is lol)