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Cola and Muscle Paralysis


#1

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8056028.stm

"Excessive cola consumption can lead to anything from mild weakness to profound muscle paralysis, doctors are warning."


#2

I thought this was due to a possible link between the condition and ASPARTAME, i.e. aspartame poisoning?


#3

We all know cola is bad for you. carbination is also bad for you and slows ur reaction time down. If ur a serious lifter you don’t drink soda


#4

:: spits cola at screen ::

then

:: goes into complete paralysis ::

afhhafya bh nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


#5

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#6

[quote]charger21 wrote:
We all know cola is bad for you. carbination is also bad for you and slows ur reaction time down. If ur a serious lifter you don’t drink soda[/quote]

Im pretty sure I saw Dave Tate drinking it once. Are you saying he’s not serious?

NB: The study was talking about 4-10 litres a day. I think even water is bad for you in that quantity.


#7

[quote]charger21 wrote:
We all know cola is bad for you. carbination is also bad for you and slows ur reaction time down. If ur a serious lifter you don’t drink soda[/quote]

Are you a “serious” lifter?


#8

Lol that must suck, I gave up soda years ago.


#9

What the hell is â??colaâ?? or â??sodaâ??? Thatâ??s almost as bad as â??popâ??. Itâ??s called a coke.

Do you ask for â??facial tissueâ?? or a Kleenex.

I guess it pays to live in the south. We donâ??t drink â??colaâ?? and the article doesnâ??t mention anything about cokes.

COKE FTW!


#10

[quote]swissrugby67 wrote:
charger21 wrote:
We all know cola is bad for you. carbination is also bad for you and slows ur reaction time down. If ur a serious lifter you don’t drink soda

Im pretty sure I saw Dave Tate drinking it once. Are you saying he’s not serious?

NB: The study was talking about 4-10 litres a day. I think even water is bad for you in that quantity. [/quote]

Water is bad for you in that quantity? 4+ litres of water a day? are you being serious? thats the amount we SHOULD be drinking at least imo


#11

Granted, its over 10 liters per day, but even like 8 can cause problems.


#12

[quote]jb413 wrote:
swissrugby67 wrote:
charger21 wrote:
We all know cola is bad for you. carbination is also bad for you and slows ur reaction time down. If ur a serious lifter you don’t drink soda

Im pretty sure I saw Dave Tate drinking it once. Are you saying he’s not serious?

NB: The study was talking about 4-10 litres a day. I think even water is bad for you in that quantity.

Water is bad for you in that quantity? 4+ litres of water a day? are you being serious? thats the amount we SHOULD be drinking at least imo
[/quote]

Clearly I was refering to the higher end of the scale.


#13

They tell of the curious case of an Australian ostrich farmer who needed emergency care for lung paralysis after drinking 4-10 litres of cola a day.

I think drinking between 1-almost 2.5 gallons of cola a day might cause problems like that.