Soda May Cause Kidney Damage

A new study in Environmental Health claims women drinking two or more regular sodas a day may have a higher risk of kidney damage. Consuming lots of soda, i.e. high-fructose corn syrup, increases risk of albuminuria, a marker of early kidney disease. Of the participants, 9,358 women ages 20 and up, those who drank at least two sodas a day had a 40% higher risk of albuminuria. Men have a similar risk; via Med Page Today.

Actually, a previous report listed soft drinks, along with red meat and salt, as cancer-causing foods. Maybe that’s why New York wants to slap a tax on sugary drinks, like soda, and why the FDA slammed Coca-Cola for making bogus health claims about Coke Plus.

This is funny too. Coke says soda is great for hydrating your body after a workout. Yeah, and the sugar high will bounce you off the walls too—stupid!

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Sol Silverman - February 20, 2009 3:44 PM

I work as a mental health coordinator at a residential facility and have a client that recently underwent surgery for kidney infection...and, yes, she drinks an abnormally large amount of soda daily.

Jamie Halks - December 23, 2010 4:54 PM

I am addicted to drinking soda. I can drink up to 4-6 glasses a day. Along with coffee it's the caffein. I am a 33 year old female. I have been getting severe sharp pains in my lower left side it's consistent pain. Could this be my kidneys?

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