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Sugary drinks, fruit, and increased risk of gout

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39479.667731.80 (Published 07 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:285

The Beverage Industry

The most popular sugary drinks are the colas. All cola drinks are very
addictive, regardless of whether they are sweetened with sugar or artificial
sweeteners. It's tragic that so many people are addicted to cola drinks and
believe the misleading advertising of the cola industry. How ironic that such a
harmful beverage is associated with vitality and enjoyment. The beverage
industry is a rogues' gallery of toxic, addictive substances: cola, soda, coffee,
tea, and alcohol. These insidious beverages are responsible for a lot of sickness
and suffering.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 February 2008
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA