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Soft Drink Consumption: Potential Risks of the Burning Liquid By: Nicole C. Rabe Economics 110 Bro. Vernon November 28, 2007
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Risks of the Burning Liquid By: Nicole C. Rabe Soft drink consumption has spiked tremendously in popularity over the years. But, what people do not know is the severity of effects this burning liquid consequently has on your health. Soft Drink Consumption in the US America is facing a growing problem today concerning its beverage selection. In the United States soda consumption has tripled for males and doubled for females (Valentine). Consequently, Americans have dumped their water glasses and filled them with calorie packed “liquid candy” (Kanigel). Since the 1960’s the soft drink industry has more than tripled the standard bottle size from 6.5 ounces to 20 ounces demonstrating the demand for more and more of this tantalizing drink (Valentine). According to a study conducted in 2005, “Soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks have become the largest source of calories in the American diet, replacing white bread” (Kanigel). Last year, the average American gulped down 18 ounces of soda pop a day (Kanigel) with young males leading consumers at almost 64 ounces (Valentine). This escalating trend will only continue to paralyze society unless we become aware of the potential risks associated with consuming such staggering amounts of soft drinks. Potential Risks Associated with Soft  Drink Consumption Due to the upward craze of soda pop, researchers have discovered several different connections to health hazards related to the indulging of this seductress liquid. Some of the well-documented potential risks include (a) weight gain and obesity, (b) gastric lining erosion, (c) tooth enamel decay, (d) osteoporosis and bone fractures, and (e) caffeine addiction. Weight Gain and Obesity
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