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Old 01-10-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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Even before this news I always thought it was a bad idea to give soda to small children, never understood why parents did it. Ignorance I guess

Drinking soda linked to depression | Fox News

 
Old 01-10-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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Even before this news I always thought it was a bad idea to give soda to small children, never understood why parents did it. Ignorance I guess

Drinking soda linked to depression | Fox News
Correlation is not causation, and worse yet, this study has over 235k participants with a 11k reporting depression.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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If I had kids, I'd sooner give them cocaine than Coke. The flavored sugar-water industry is one of the biggest and most harmful frauds to ever damage our collective health.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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Correlation is not causation, and worse yet, this study has over 235k participants with a 11k reporting depression.
True, but are you willing to take that risk with your children?
 
Old 01-10-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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It is ignorance. I use to do it but now I don't; however even when I gave her soda I never gave her too much. Now her grandparents are another thing. If I tell them to not give her soda, they'll sneak it to her anyway, but since I have been educating my daughter on the health risks, she has gotten better with asking for something else and not accepting soda.... For the most part.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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No, I wouldn't give my kid soda, and my fiancee and I have been trying to phase it out of our lives before we even have kids so that we rarely drink soda as well.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Default sugar addiction

Sugar addiction can be created by too much soda. Apparently high fructose corn syrup is even more addictive then cane sugar. I has switched to diet cola because of diabetes but I recently stopped drinking that. I am actually, despite winter, feeling better. I had wondered why.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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I drink a lot of soda, I am not depressed, but my burps can be pretty loud.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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I myself have been cutting back on soda at least as much as I can, if anything I just have a cup of coffee in the day and the rest of the time would normally be water. I have also gotten into drinking some of the more "natural" types of sodas here in ny mainly G.U.S. Soda which is very good and has some interesting flavors as well.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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Sugar addiction can be created by too much soda. Apparently high fructose corn syrup is even more addictive then cane sugar. I has switched to diet cola because of diabetes but I recently stopped drinking that. I am actually, despite winter, feeling better. I had wondered why.
Corn syrup is worse than can sugar.
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