Fox News - "Soda: Public Health Enemy No. 1?"
High rates of soda consumption have been linked with numerous health problems, including weight gain, poor dental health, diabetes and cardiovascular disease – which can ultimately lead to heart attacks, stroke and premature death.
"If everything else in their diet is equal, a person who has a can of Coke a day adds an extra 14.5 pounds per year, just from the calories alone." According to Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, Medical Director of the Cardiac Health Program and Co-Director of the Women's Cardiac Assessment and Risk Evaluation Program at Mount Sinai, it’s sodium and caffeine that do the most damage to the heart.
- Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, Associate Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center