Say it ain't so, soda - Harvard's new study shows link between soft drinks and increased heart disease, breast and colon cancer risk
Garden City Park, NY: Though the morning after St. Patrick's Day might already be a time for folks to rethink what they drink, the American Heart Association's journal Circulation made that time even more urgent. According to a piece just published in the AHA's non-profit magazine, a group of Harvard researchers led by Vasanti Malik with the T.H. Chan School of Public Health have discovered a direct and dangerous link between drinking "sodas, sports drinks, and other sugary beverages" and the increased likelihood of dying from heart disease and breast or colon cancers. Spoken in everyday language, you shorten your life span by fourteen to eighteen percent (14 - 18%) if or when you drink just two cans of soda.
This, of course, is the kind of dire warning that stretches across nearly every page of our book Killer Colas: The Hard Truth about Soft Drinks ($15.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0341-7). Written by nutritionist and longtime anti-sugar pioneer Dr. Nancy Appleton, the book draws on decades of extensive studies concerning diet and its effect on health and lifestyle. A key point in the book is that overconsumption of sugar has been a key component in a number of both chronic and acute human diseases. With this newest research conducted by Harvard and published by the AHA, what once may have seemed fringe now appears frighteningly commonplace and mainstream.
Killer Colas, together with Dr. Appleton's other two books Suicide by Sugar and Stopping Inflammation, is available on Amazon.com and wherever else books are sold.