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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Here Is The Bad News For Coke (and others) Drinkers.

The Harvard+Brigham Women's Hospital Nurses' Health Study has been running since 1976 and my wife has been a member from Day One.  That has given me an up close look at the best human health study ever conducted (and it is still going on),  As a researcher with over forty years experience, I can assure you this is the real thing and you should pay attention to the findings.

If you have been reading this rant for any length of time, you know that obesity and overweight is a truly serious problem in the U.S.(and is becoming a developed world problem).  The three things that make stuff taste good, sugar, salt and fat, can be very bad for your health.  This  is what the Harvard folks have to say about the results of their work.

"The Nurse's Health Study II — which tracked more than 91,000 women for eight years — found that women who drank a sugary soft drink every day were 80% more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than women who hardly ever had a sugary drink. The 2004 report also found that women who started drinking more soft drinks during the study tended to put on the most weight."

You can read more at headed "How sweet it isn't", in the April 14, 2012 edition.

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