Posts Tagged "soft drinks"

Soda May Age You as Much as Smoking, Study Says

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Chronic Disease, Medical Rewind

The link between soda and telomere length Nobody would mistake sugary soda for a health food, but a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health just found that a daily soda habit can age your immune cells almost two years. Senior study author Elissa Epel, PhD, professor of psychiatry at University of California San Francisco, wanted to look at the mechanisms behind soda’s storied link to conditions like diabetes, heart attack, obesity, and even higher rates of death. She studied telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes in every cell in our body, from white blood cells....

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