Vidant officials warn of dangers associated with soda

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Vidant nutritionists want to remind everyone about the health dangers soda can present.

Colleen Bucher with Vidant Wellness Nutrition Clinic, said no soda has been proven to support weight loss, including diet sodas.

The high phosphorous levels in sodas has also been linked to higher risks of kidney stones.

Bucher said when it comes to drinking soda, moderation is key.

“Part of the problem is the combination of the caffeine in the dark sodas along with the phosphoric acid, phosphoric water, which can lead to some kidney damage and diabetes,” Bucher said.

Bucher said if people want to drink soda, to avoid the ones with higher calories and sugar like Mountain Dew.

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