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Daily "Life Hacks" 06/26/2018

Time Out (Alex)

Set down the soda

It speeds up cell aging as much as smoking, according to research from the University of California, San Francisco. Sugary soft drinks don't only promote obesity, they also shorten the length of your telomeres--DNA components related to lifespan. New research found that downing a 20-oz regular soda daily adds 4.6 years to your biological age.

  Time Out (Alex) Replied:

Yuck, if the negative aren't enough now it affects aging!

  Lyn Replied:

that's some bad stuff there!

  cheryl Replied:

I'm so glad I gave soda up about 2 weeks ago!!

  kc Replied:

Wow, I knew it was bad, but that takes it up a notch! I have never been much of a soda drinker and not at all in the last 10 years. Coffee, now that is another story.

  Time Out (Alex) Replied:

Good job Cheryl, way to add on those extra 4 years back into your life!

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