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Dark-colored Cola May Cause Kidney Disease

The.Tortilla.Guy's picture

this is something that we have talked about before , I found this on the internet this morning :

It appears as though there may be a risk to drinking diet soda after all, although it has nothing to do with obesity  Rather, there is evidence to suggest that drinking dark-colored diet cola (and dark-colored regular cola) can increase your risk of kidney disease.

Based on a report published in the journal Epidemiology, drinking two or more dark-colored sodas -- such as Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, and similar generic brands -- doubles your chances of kidney disease.

The phosphoric acid found in dark colas, but not in clear sodas such as Sprite and 7-Up, is what gives it its unique taste, but also what may lead to the development of kidney stones. This, in turn, can potentially lead to complications and disease.

I suppose this is yet another reason to just stick to plain ol' water.

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CinnamonRed1's picture
Thats quite interesting... Another reason to stay clear from diet sodas is the artificial sweetners used can have hazardous effects as well.
Snigdha's picture
Also Cola Drinks may raise Blood Pressure. Winkelmayer and colleagues report their findings in the Nov. 9 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association as follows: Women who drink lots of coffee can relax. But those who drink lots of cola may have a problem: high blood pressure. High blood pressure isn't good. It's linked to heart disease and stroke. There's been a lot of worry that everyday coffee drinkers may be at increased risk of high blood pressure. But that doesn't seem to be the case. Recent studies found little risk among coffee-swilling men. Now data from the two large Nurses Health studies -- which followed some 155,000 women for 12 years -- show that heavy coffee drinkers don't risk developing high blood pressure. There was, however, an entirely unexpected finding. Women who drank just one caffeinated cola drink every day had a slightly higher risk of high blood pressure. And that risk went up as women drank more daily colas, says researcher Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, MD, ScD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University in Boston. "We did find an association between consumption of cola beverages, whether regular or diet, and increased risk of high blood pressure," Winkelmayer tells WebMD. "No previous studies suggested such an association. But the finding was consistent, both for younger and older women. We were very surprised." Colas in the study included Coke, Pepsi, and other dark-colored sodas.
Hyde.Ray's picture
cola = caffeine = bad health