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Soda's Health Risks: How Bad Is It Really?

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It seems like a new study linking soda consumption to poor health makes headlines each week. And whether you're choosing the full-sugar or diet variety, the data shows that you may be putting yourself at a heightened risk for everything from heart attack to osteoporosis.

Most recently, a study linking sugary soda consumption to heart attacks in men made headlines this week. So should you be concerned about drinking the sweet stuff? Certainly, full-sugar soda is high in calories and can contribute to weight gain. It's also well-documented that liquid sugar consumption leads to a high level of fasting glucose: a precursor to diabetes. But what else could soda do? And is diet as bad as full-sugar? The latest research below:

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