Listen: The Association Between Soft Drink Consumption and Mortality
"Particular research study was reported in Jama which is the Journal of the American Medical Medical Association reported September Third Twenty Nineteen and this study looked at the death rates for about four hundred and fifty thousand thousands individuals in ten countries in Europe who drink to sugar sweetened or artificially sweetened soda drinks every single day versus those individuals who drank only one glass of soda per month so this harassed different either either two per day. Sweetened Sodas wait artificially sweetened soda or one per month And what the researchers I found was that there is a clear association with all causes of these deaths for those soda drinkers who routinely drink soda. Every single day and in fact there was a twenty seven percent higher risk of death when drinking two or more soft drinks daily. That is so interesting. I hire that research. I remember when that came out in September and it was just all over the headlines I actually like shared it and posted on my facebook page and people were commenting commenting. They're like mixed feelings. Oh No yes I knew that but a lot of people did not know that and again that's four artificially sweetened sweetened or sugar. Sweeten so whether it's the Diet soda or the regularly sweetened with sugar stuff exactly exactly so when we break down that study even more look directly at the neuro degenerative diseases the total soft drink. Consumption was positively associated with a higher risk of Parkinson's mortality. If the soft drink consumption appears to affect the increased death rate for people who have Parkinson's we have to ask what is so doing. How is it affecting those who have? ADHD here's one possible connection many studies. Show that some synthetic the food additives including artificial colors and you probably have heard people talk about red dye number forty as a specific artificial coloring. That red dye number forty can lead to learning behavioral or other health effects for some people so take a look around and then we're going to dive into this a little bit more. I learned a lot just in putting together research for the show about. We're all of this red dye is where's it hidden in these foods and beverages as well. Yeah yes so let. Let's think about that like you said Kara of where might you find this red dye number forty and the one of the first things that come to my mind are the sports drinks especially the more fruity flavored ones. So the strawberry cherry the fruit punch pink lemonade eight flavored ones even pink. So it's not it doesn't have to meet just read yet not a Redeye. Yeah could be orange. It could be a lot out of different colors actually not just red colored foods so in addition to sodas I'm Red Dye number. Forty is also found in again fruit. Snacks Snacks Yogurt breakfast cereals jams jolly canny cereal bars hotdogs chips pizza strawberry A. and Cherry Jello. Those are just to name a few and actually as I was pulling together some bits for the show here too. I ran across. If you've ever looked at the the package or the ingredients list for instant chocolate pudding powder chocolate pudding packets that has red dye number forty in it. It's Kinda interesting so you think it's a brown colored food right and what I found was they added this to chocolate pudding because otherwise we'd look green without it. Why would it look a green? That's a really great question. It's not enough cocoa actual real cocoa in it and I believe that's what I when I pulled that article from is it said it would be green just because they don't use as much Rio Coco to get the chocolate into her. Yeah so interesting yes so people really have to be reading labels. Yes yes right yup absolutely so we know that every year the industry dumps about fifteen million pounds of artificial dyes into the food we eat so red dye number forty is just the most common one that's used in the United States so that's the one you'll probably see the most often throughout Europe several countries. He's have banned artificial dyes. But other ones that you may see on the label include like yellow numbers six yellow number five. So there's a couple of other ones that you I have to watch out for as well. Okay I suppose. Good rule of thumb might just be has artificial coloring. It's a food to be preferably avoided MHM Other chemicals in there as well red dye number forty again is probably the one we hear about the most doesn't mean the others are completely innocuous even mm-hmm and depending on the person to absolutely so now we must ask the question. Is there a connection between radike forty and Adhd many studies published in journals such as pediatrics. The Lancet the Journal of Pediatrics have found that some but not all people are negatively affected by artificial food"