Thursday, February 17, 2011

Soda Causes Cancer in mouse

Awful news for soda drinkers. A new study shows the caramel coloring in soda could cause cancer. The chemicals in the caramel coloring cause cancer in mouse, according to a new study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

More studies have to be done before the link is confirmed. The pests were given extremely high doses of the substance.

The FDA and the World Health Organization are conducting studies on the substance to see what effects the caramel coloring has on humans in normal doses.

Just last week, another study recommended that diet soda could cause stroke and heart attack.

The study followed more than 2,500 New Yorkers for nine-plus years and found that the diet soda drinkers, who partook in diet beverages daily, had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular problems including stroke and heart attack, as opposed to those who completely stayed away from diet drinks.

The study was presented in front of the American Stroke organization at last week’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.

More studies need to be done, researchers say, before they can verify the link between diet soda and heart attack and stroke.


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