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i have fatty liver.i drink tons and tons of water already.sometimes i have cravings for a soda. it is either sprite or mountain dew. are those okay?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Soda is junk: Hi. My advice to all human beings is to stay away from soda. It's pure trash. One twice a year doesn't hurt, but most Americans try to make it a major food group. If you drink high fructose corn syrup soda with your fatty liver, you'll only make it worse. You have a health risk. Please treat yourself well, and try to have a healthy diet! It's not that hard to do!
Answered on May 28, 2017
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Occasionally: Rachel, soda is not the best drink for your health. First, it is full of processed corn syrup, which is nothing more than empty calories. Second, the carbonation if overconsumed can increase your risk of osteoporosis. That being said, having a small amount of soda occasionally when you have a craving for it is probably OK. Hope this helps!
Answered on Dec 23, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't recommend: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to NON- ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, caries, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. Did you
Answered on May 28, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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notice the part that I put in capital letters?
May 28, 2017

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