The Scary Disease You Can Get By Drinking Just One Soda A Day

Photo: Getty Images
This Scary Disease You Can Get By Drinking ONE Soda A Day
Contributor
Health And Wellness

Over recent years, study after study has been released, warning us about the effects of drinking soda and other sugary beverages.

First, we were told that it often leads to heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and kidney issues.

But according to the Journal of Hepatology, we have one more serious side effect to worry about: 

If you drink soda, lemonade or even fruit drinks everyday, you have a much greater risk of developing liver disease.

The recent study, out of Tufts University, examined the diet of 2,634 people, hoping to see whether a correlation existed between the amount of sugar-fueled beverages they drank and the size of their liver.

RELATED: One Soda A Day Is Slowly Killing You, Says Terrifying Study

Here comes the scary part.

Researchers found that "a higher presence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in those who said they drank more than one sugary beverage a day compared to those who said they didn’t drink sugary beverages."

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine's William Carey, MD, confirmed this by saying "Many studies suggest that the high fructose corn syrup found in sodas is more likely to result in fatty liver than other forms of sugar."

RELATED: Put Down The SODA! 5 Drinks That Funk With Your Libido

Looks like beer and alcohol aren't the only things that'll kill your liver.

Yikes.

RELATED: Soda Is Destroying Your Waistline AND Your DNA (Says Science)

Sign Up for the YourTango Newsletter

Let's make this a regular thing!

Cassandra Rose is a news and entertainment writer. 

Author
Contributor