Want to Change Your DNA? Drink Soda!

May 30, 2007

A popular ingredient in soft drinks, sodium benzoate, has already been determined to be carcinogenic when combined with a Vitamin C additive. Sodium benzoate has now been found to inactivate a yeast cell’s mitochondrial DNA, potentially leading to cirrhosis of the liver and degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Human and yeast cells contain mitochondria.

According to The Independent, Professor Piper of Sheffield University, the conductor of the experiment, believes that parents and consumers should be cautious of all food and drink with preservatives and additives as the long term effects of most are unknown. Several food additives have already been linked to behavior problems in children.

As noted in a previous entry, sodas also contain phosphoric acid, an ingredient in household cleaners, that approaches the acidity of battery acid and “dissolves away your skeletal system.”

And if the soda is diet, it probably also contains aspartame, a known carcinogen that causes brain tumors and leukemia.

Water, anyone?

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4 Responses to “Want to Change Your DNA? Drink Soda!”

  1. mark Says:

    “dissolves away your skeletal system”??? wtf


  2. Thank you for your interesting story!
    I thought perhaps you may also find this related post interesting to you:
    Longevity Science: Soft Drinks Linked to Aging ?
    http://longevity-science.blogspot.com/2007/05/soft-drinks-linked-to-aging.html


  3. Even if the most recent evidence is not convincing, there are a lot of other reasons not to drink sodas.

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