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i only drink 1 bottle of water about every 2 weeks and the rest of the time just soda. what are some problems that this could cause me?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Obesity: Extra calories from soda could lead to gradual weight gain. While there's obvious no extra calories from artificially sweetened beverages, new studies suggest that both sugar sweetened & artificially sweetened beverages can increase risk for diabetes. Check out http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/diabetes-risk-sugar-sweetened-vs.Html. Of course, this doesn't even begin to consider dental health.

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Last updated Aug 18, 2013

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