Scientists at Harvard University claim soft drinks can speed up ageing process. Contained in soda drinks, processed food and cookies, phosphates dry out the skin and can lead to muscle atrophy, heart or kidney problems. Drinking just a couple of soft drinks a week can significantly increases the risk.
Lab mice fed with phosphate rich diet lived shorter than average, which backs up the assumption about toxicity of this substance. One year earlier American scientists reported that two or more portions of soft drinks a week double the risk of pancreatic gland cancer. Soft drinks makers deny increased concerns about phosphates. A British Soft Drinks Association representative publicly stated that soft drinks account for just 3 percent of the total amount of phosphates people get from various sources so they can keep indulging themselves in sodas while keeping a balanced diet.
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