Carbonated drinks what we call Soda is linked to lung disease
More bad news for soda lovers: in addition to obesity and heart disease, the sugary drinks may be tied to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Australian researchers found.Posted by Jill Fallon at February 14, 2012 11:13 PM | Permalink
People who consumed at least a half a liter of soft drinks a day were more than twice as likely to develop either lung condition compared with those who didn't partake at all (OR 2.33, 95% CI 1.51 to 3.60), Zumin Shi, MD, of the University of Adelaide in Australia, and colleagues reported in Respirology.
The cross-sectional study, however, couldn't prove causality, and researchers not involved in the study suspect an overall unhealthy diet effect might be at play.
"High soda intake is a good marker for poor overall diet, and poor overall attention to health," David Katz, MD, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.,