Think before you drink fizzy drinks

Fizzy sugary drinks don’t just add to the size of your waist but as Macquarie University scientists have identified over 300 proteins that are affected by them. They note that there is evidence that the over-consumption of sugary fizzy drinks leaves you open to some serious health outcomes.

Whilst the occasional soft drink causes no problems the recommendation for good health is to avoid over-consumption. The message is the same for drinking alcohol – think before you drink and if you are thirsty drink water!

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I’m Dr John Darcy and this is Health Check brought to you by your community pharmacist. Remember, ask your pharmacist.

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