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Narrator: For over 125 years, we've been bringing people together. Today we'd like to come together on something that concerns all of us: obesity. The long-term health of our families and the country are at stake. And as the nation's leading beverage company, we have played an important role.

Across our portfolio of over 650 beverages, we now offer 180 low- and no-calorie choices. These diet beverages still pose serious health risks. Even though we've reduced the calories per serving, these beverages can still cause kidney problems, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cell damage and rotting teeth which leaves 470 beverages which have extremely high unhealthy levels of calories.

Consuming large amounts of rapidly-digested sugar and high fructose corn syrup causes a spike in blood sugar and insulin, which can lead to inflammation and insulin resistance, both of which may increase your risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Coke has also been known to accelerate aging and cause high cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 450 calories from sugar-sweetened beverages per week. The amount in about 3 cans of soda.

Imagine if cigarette companies said they were doing something responsible to protect you. How would you react to that? Beating obesity will take action by all of us based on one simple, common-sense fact: all calories are not the same. And the calories in Coca-Cola products have no nutritional value.

If you choose to live a healthy lifestyle, then you should not be drinking any of our products. If you drink Coke, you'll get fatter and fatter. The solution is simple and it's right in front of your eyes: don't drink Coke. It's killing you and your family. Coca-Cola. We are partially responsible for America's obesity problem.

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This was made by an anonymous and hilarious guy who goes by the fake name John Pemberton, who was the inventor of Coca-Cola.


The Mayo Clinic says "reasonable" amounts of diet soda (a can or two) aren't harmful. However, HuffPo notes a Purdue study that found even one can per day is enough to increase risks associated with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease.

"Consuming large amounts of rapidly digested sugar in high fructose corn syrup causes a spike in blood sugar and insulin, which can lead to inflammation and insulin resistance, which may increase risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer."

Here's a HuffPo article detailing a study from Europe that supports the spike in blood sugar and insulin/diabetes. Also there's a heart disease link noted in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the Harvard School of Public Health. Several articles support association with increased cancer risk, particularly pancreatic.

This May 2012 CNN article contains information about how soda can also accelerate aging and cause high cholesterol. The aging issue is tied to preservatives and the cholesterol issue is tied to HFCS creating belly fat.

And the American Heart Association talking about 450 calories from sugar-sweetened beverages per week (or three cans of soda)? Yeah, they totally said that.


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