Friday, March 16, 2012

Sodas and the Men Who Love Them (and the men I love who love sodas)

I have very dear friends who are twins and incessant soda drinkers. They love soda like no one else I’ve met. Don’t believe me? One of them actually has a high-level position at Coca-Cola in Atlanta. He, of course, loves Coke, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke and to avoid the risk of sounding like Bubba from Forrest Gump, any other sugary drink produced by Coca-Cola. In a corporate-Cain-and-Abel-like twist, the other twin cannot get enough Pepsi Max…he has it specially imported to Paris where he lives.

I can’t make this stuff up.

As I just read, turns out soda has a particular risk for men. According to research published by Harvard (nod to Chris Bell) scientists in the journal Circulation, drinking just one sugary beverage a day can increase the risk of heart attack risk by 20%.

If I told this to either twin, I’d probably get the silent treatment for a few weeks, so I instead share this with you ECGers. I hope you’re more responsive than they are!

1 comment:

Mary L. said...

Thankfully years ago I gave up drinking real soda due to the excess calories (which add up so quickly). Regretably, I have a horrible DIET sode addition (preferably Coke Zero)which is just as bad if not WORSE for you. Once the competetion is over, I will work on quitting. I know some articles claims that drinking diet soda actually keeps you from losing weight, but I have found the opposite for me.