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  1. Drinking Sugary Soda Speeds Aging

    Step away from the vending machine. New research suggests that guzzling a 20-ounce soda every day can trim as much as 4.6 years off your life. The study of 5,300 adults found that cells of regular soda drinkers exhibited shorter chromosome ends, indicating a diminished ability to regenerate — just like those of smokers. The study’s senior author explains, “The extremely high dose of sugar that we can put into our body within seconds … is uniquely toxic to metabolism.”

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