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SODA IS AS BAD FOR YOUR BODY AS CIG­A­RETTES

Best Health - - NUTRITION -

THE NUM­BER OF AD­DI­TIONAL YEARS YOU AGE if you drink a 20-ounce sug­ary bev­er­age ev­ery day. (The ef­fect is com­pa­ra­ble to that of a reg­u­lar smoker.) Re­searchers at UCSF found that telom­eres – the pro­tec­tive pieces of DNA on the ends of your chro­mo­somes that pre­vent them from fray­ing – were shorter in the white blood cells of peo­ple who drank more soda. (The length of your telom­eres is linked to your life­span.)

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