I posted this in another discussion, but I thought it was important enough that it should be it's own discussion.
Each year, my son's endocrinologist attends a conference focused on the latest diabetes research. When he returns, he writes a summary of all that he learned and gives it to all of his patients.
One of the studies that was reported at the conference looked at the relationship between drinking regular soda and cardiovascular issues. This is the direct quote from my son's doctor:
"I again beg of you to avoid regular soda whenever possible. We already know what it does to Hgb A1c levels and to weight (remember one can of soda per day for a year can result in a weight gain of 15 pounds) but now it's shown that it may well impact the lipids that set up our patients for heart disease when they are older. Stay away from this poison!"
Now I must tell you, this doctor is about as laid back as any person I've ever met. He is no alarmist. So when I read this statement in his report, it really woke me up. Regular soda is simply not an option anymore at our home. Period.
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