Q. Are soft drinks harmful?
Yes, soft drinks are harmful.
Both regular and diet soda are high in calories and sugar, and have no nutritional value. Replacing soft drinks with water may help shed pounds and a multitude of other health conditions (such as metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, etc). Recent studies even suggest an association with pancreatic cancer as the high sugar content may cause the pancreas to react to the increase insulin and promote cancer cell growth.