Soda drinkers may be slowly killing themselves

October 20, 2014 4:39 PM

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Soda drinkers may be slowly killing themselves

"This finding is alarming because it suggest that soda may be aging us, in ways we are not even aware of," said researcher Elissa Epel.

The study looked at the DNA of soda drinkers and found a strong connection between soda and cell aging. Specifically, the more sugary beverages a study participant reported drinking, the shorter the telomeres. Telomeres are the protective ends of chromosomes that protect strands of DNA and promote c...

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