Health Diaries > Eat This! > Soda May Cause DNA Damage, Cirrhosis, and Parkinson's Disease

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I can't believe they would leave these products on the market. If people become aware of it would they really keep consuming something that could do that damage?

Posted by Elizabeth on May 29, 2007 8:39 AM

Diet Pepsi contains sodium benzoate. I sure hope Michael J. Fox is no longer drinking it.

Posted by susan on May 29, 2007 8:46 AM

I am definately trying to stop or cut back on drinking soda. I currently drink it every day 32-64 oz. Yesterday was the first day that I didn't have any and I bought a big bottle of water instead. I am hooked and it will be a hard habit to break!

Posted by Sandy on May 30, 2007 11:59 AM

my husband and I are both stopping the soda. I stopped and the first week experienced headaches. My husband had 1 regular soda after a week and noticed his Kidney area hurting that same day.

Posted by Charlotte on May 30, 2007 5:46 PM

Is this the only study with these findings, or have there been others? Also, diet coke (my vice of choice) contains potassium rather than sodium benzoate. Has that been studied? Interestingly, both my grandmother and her brother died with Parkinson's and both were heavy Pepsi drinkers for as long as I can remember. Hmmm...

Posted by lynn on June 4, 2007 7:04 AM

I never drank diet, knowng it was very bad, plus I hate the taste. But I didn't know other sodas are that bad. My current soda does not have it, but I am cutting back.

Posted by kevin on June 5, 2007 7:33 PM

I definitely drink A LOT less soda than I used to. My husband could cut back a bit sometimes, but he doesn't drink it constantly. There's just no nutritional value whatsoever in soda... I'd rather make some sugar free iced tea. Good flavor, and plenty of water. :)

Posted by Jessica Schessler on June 26, 2007 6:54 AM

What new report? this article doesn't cite any report. Give us verifiable facts, please.

Until a specific report is cited, with author and source, stuff like this isn't worth the bandwidth it takes up.

Posted by binglebug on September 1, 2007 9:17 AM


There is a link to the report at the end of the post.


Posted by Tracy on September 4, 2007 1:18 PM

I haven't voluntarily had diet soda in years...have always had a bad reaction to sugar substitutes. I rarely have regular soda, either, and my kids don't get it at home. However, I have too many friends who drink this stuff all the time!!!

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