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Cola Increases Risk of Kidney Problems

Another Reason To Cut Out Coca Cola: Kidney Disease

Think one or two colas a day are A-OK? Think again.


A recent study has found that drinking two or more colas a day — whether artificially sweetened or not — is linked to a twofold risk of chronic kidney disease. The reasoning? The high levels of phosphoric acid found in colas seem to increase the risk of kidney stones, renal failure and other conditions affecting the kidneys — all for a brown fizzy beverage.

The good news? Drinking two or more noncola carbonated drinks a day, like bubble water, did not increase the risk. So get your fizz fix elsewhere and cut back on the cola to decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and kidney problems.

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