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Soda Linked to Lung Disease

02.08.2012 · Posted in copd nutrition

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Medpage Today

More bad news for soda lovers: in addition to obesity and heart disease, the sugary drinks may be tied to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Australian researchers found.

People who consumed at least a half a liter of soft drinks a day were more than twice as likely to develop either lung condition compared with those who didn’t partake at all (OR 2.33, 95% CI 1.51 to 3.60), Zumin Shi, MD, of the University of Adelaide in Australia, and colleagues reported in Respirology.

The cross-sectional study, however, couldn’t prove causality, and researchers not involved in the study suspect an overall unhealthy diet effect might be at play.

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