A 24-year-old female asked:
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does a small fountain soda from a fast food restuarant have the same amount of caffeine as a can of soda?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Same concetration: Yes, if small soda is the same size (12 oz) as a can. Even one soda a day is associated with many serious health consequences-it increases diabetes risk by 22%. Sodas are associated with increased risk of heart attacks, kidney stones, osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay, heartburn & high blood pressure. Diet soda is just as bad! see http://texasfarmersmarket.Org/the-hazards-of-drinking-soda/.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
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Interesting observation Dr. Pappas. I agree that diet sodas do seem more addicting and theorize that aspartame (Nutrasweet), the sweetener in most diet sodas, like many unhealthy chemicals such as nicotine, is addicting. Some interesting articles on the hazards of aspartame are http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html and http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/31/aspartame-update.aspx
Jun 3, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Dr. Baker -- thanks for your answer, and for mentioning diet sodas also. I've noticed that for many people, these seem even harder to quit than the regular high sugar sodas. Have you noticed this also, and if so, why do you think this might be?
Jun 3, 2013
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sort of: I would say yes ounce 4 ounce.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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