Sunday, February 14, 2010

Are Soft Drinks Killing Your Kids (Hint: Yes)

The lead in a Week in Review story in Friday's NYTimes is tantelizing: "Is soda the new tobacco?" The answer is, of course, yes (else there would be no story). But what does it mean and what's shaping up with this looming battle over the health of our children ... and our adults?

The soft drink industry says there's nothing wrong with a modest indulgence of soda, but the story points out correctly that there is nothing modest about drinking 50 gallons of this poison a year, which many of us do. It's one of the primary leaders in the fattening of our population and of the new trend toward Type II ("adult onset") diabetes, which is no longer "adult onset."

If you're interested, here's the link. It's an interesting read and my guess is you'll be reading a lot more about it as mamas realize the industry is killing their children.

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