Just One Can of Soda Daily “Can Increase Heart Attack Risk By A Third”

Soda drinker?

Soda drinker?

Drinking soda likely increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease significantly. This according to a just published review of the available science, from Harvard School of Public Health.

The Telegraph: One can of fizzy drink daily ‘can increase heart attack risk by a third’

Of course the effect of soda drinking on heart disease is still mainly based on statistical data, so there’s a lot of uncertainty to the size of the effect. But anything that leads to obesity and diabetes likely increases the risk of heart disease too, so it makes perfect sense.

One Comment

  1. KKH
    Is the increase in risk in this headline like the 1% (absolute) or 36% (relative) reductions in risk with Lipitor that Dr. Diamond so cleverly explained a couple of days ago? I think it is important that manipulated statistics not be used to bolster arguments - either way - and certainly should not be used to capture an audience, even when given in quotations.

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