Health news: Large amounts of soft drink increase asthma risk

High level of soft drink consumption may make a person more vulnerable to asthma and, or, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study has revealed.

Led by Zumin Shi, MD, PhD, of the University of Adelaide, researchers conducted computer assisted telephone interviewing among 16,907 participants aged 16 years and older in South Australia between March 2008 and June 2010 inquiring about soft drink consumption.

Soft drinks comprised Coke, lemonade, flavored mineral water, Powerade, and Gatorade etc.

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