Deadly Sodas

A new study links the sodium benzoate found in some soft drinks to the destruction of DNA.

Finally, a new health scare to worry about! A British researcher says the chemical - a common preservative in sodas, sauces and pickles - has the ability to switch off important parts of your DNA, leading to cirrhosis and/or Parkinson’s.

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