Drinking Soda: A New Danger to Kidneys

Soda linked to Kidney Disease?

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Over the last 10 years, cases of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) increased in the U.S. by ~30%.  Somewhere around 26 million Americans are afflicted with CKD according to the National Kidney Foundation.

The Kidneys Primary Job:

  • filter blood
  • excrete harmful chemicals

When the Kidneys are Damaged This Affects:

  • to get rid of waste
  • affects blood pressure
  • bone strength can be compromised
  • blood production can be affected

Not as a scare tactic but even low levels of kidney disease contribute to heart failure, arterial disease and strokes.

What are the Risk Factors for Kidneys:

  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • excessive weight gain
  • smoking

The researches at Loyola University in Chicago found a potential new link between soda consumption and kidney disease.  This new study looked at data from over 9000 adults and suggested that women who drink two or more cans of regular soda a day are nearly twice as likely to show early signs of CKD.  This wasn’t true of men or diet soda drinkers.

High Frucotose Corn Syrup the Culprit?

Some resarches believe there is a link.  Others found it to be the phosphorus found in some sodas to be the problem.

Study or not, healthy living is part the education that I want to teach you.  What we’ve learned from all these studies and horror stories about alternative ingredients in food is merely that moderation in all things is best.  This doesn’t mean you can’t ever drink a soda!  But it does mean that if you are truly trying to live a better lifestyle, than having a habit of soda consumption, even diet, is not ideal.

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
www.nobullbodybuilding.com

Categories: Current Health News

  • http://www.top-muscle.com Chriss

    Soda is bad :) But there are some researches, thad show that soda can increase your weight gain.

    And nothing can stop me drinking a glass of coke sometimes! :) )

    Nice post!

  • http://muscle-contraction-types.blogspot.com/ MuscleMaker

    Yeah that is right. My brother keeps drinking that kind of stuff and he gains weight in rocket speed. I told him not to, but he can't help him self too.. It's just too tasty to be good for you.

    Nice one.

  • http://www.top-muscle.com/ Muscle Building Tips

    Great article, this is surely true! better chose pure water than soda.. not carbonized! or some apple juice.. juice in general… If i drink cola my stomach gets big in no time :) because of the carbonization

  • http://www.fittedforlife.com/ Alex

    nice post thanks. i guess this is another reason to give up on soda.

  • http://www.fittedforlife.com/ Alex

    nice post thanks. i guess this is another reason to give up on soda.

  • Granny_63650

    I truly believe this about soda,I am 53 yrs old,female,I am stage 3 kidney disease,no dialysis(hopefully none down the road)i drank soda,soda,soda….I was at 265 lbs lost to 170…started drinking soda again….now I am back up to 320 :/ ugh! I quit soda,little too late,but thought I would share…I would drink 2-3-4+ a day and more….now am trying to find my way to weight loss again. :/