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  1. #1
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    Soda and Tobacco

    Healthists are now making a public push to declare carbonated beverages "the new cigarettes."

    In reports to be published in science journals this week, two groups of researchers hope to add evidence to the theory that soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks don't just go hand-in-hand with obesity, but actually cause it. Not that these drinks are the only cause -- genetics, exercise and other factors are involved -- but that they are one cause, perhaps the leading cause.

    A small point? In reality, proving this would be a scientific leap that could help make the case for higher taxes on soda, restrictions on how and where it is sold -- maybe even a surgeon general's warning on labels.

    "We've done it with cigarettes," said one scientist advocating this, Barry Popkin at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


    Note how the article is quick to disparage any researchers who dare to disagree as either in the minority, unrespected, or on the take from the soda or sweetener industries. Meanwhile, the researchers demonizing soda are generally left alone. No mention of the booming public health industry, which incentivizes hysterical claims and punishes scientists who take more reasoned approaches. Also no mention of the fact that many of the most prominent anti-obesity researchers get a ton of money from the pharmaceutical industry, which just happens to have a slew of diet drugs in the pipeline.

    Yes, the latter is an ad hominem attack. But if the media's going to portray one side of this debate as being on the take, it ought to do its research on the other side, too.

    Hat tip: http://www.theagitator.com/

    Source: http://www.heraldsun.com/state/6-708845.html


    Whats next? M&M's, Red Bull, ?
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    My doctors been harping on me with this for years. I suppose it can't be could to guzzle down gallons of sugar water every day but damn....I've given up so much already.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    Even water can be bad for you in excess........soda,coffee,you name it.

    Eat healthy,exercise often,die anyways.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    Aside from drowning, how can you drink too much water?
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    Originally posted by RoBoTeq
    Aside from drowning, how can you drink too much water?
    There have been some recent cases of hazings where the pledge was forced to drink a lot of water which killed them. You can overhydrate if taken to extreme.

    Who wants to drink water anyway where there is the sweet nectar of the Gods....PEPSI!

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    Saliva has been found to cause cancer,













    but only when swallowed in very small amounts over a very long period of time
    Ephesians 2:8,9

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    thats why I stick to beer

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    Originally posted by skrewt
    Originally posted by RoBoTeq
    Aside from drowning, how can you drink too much water?
    There have been some recent cases of hazings where the pledge was forced to drink a lot of water which killed them. You can overhydrate if taken to extreme.

    Who wants to drink water anyway where there is the sweet nectar of the Gods....PEPSI!
    Another good day...I learned something new;
    http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec12/ch158/ch158c.html
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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