Study Finds Soft Drinks to Blame for Obesity

Stop Drinking Your Way to Obesity

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) recently conducted an experiment with mice to determine whether fructose in the diet may be to blame for the increase in obesity.

Mice were allowed to consume whatever they wanted along with either plain water, high fructose water, or soft drinks. While the overall calories the fructose drinking mice consumed was lower, their body fat increased leading researchers to conclude that it’s the fructose leading to higher body fat.

These small studies raise more questions than provide answers, but it’s not rocket science. We’ve taken a natural substance, sugar, concentrated it then added it in far greater quantity than nature intended to our foods and beverages. The fact the body stores the excess as fat doesn’t surprise me, and I don’t need a government grant to study whether drinking sugary pop will cause one to gain fat more than someone drinking pure water.

At this point I’d like to see a study showing whether drinking calorie free soft drinks leads to greater fat. How about it science guys?

The single easiest way to lose weight is to stop drinking sugary drinks, period.