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How does soda affect weight?

Keri Gans
Nutrition & Dietetics
If you drink one can a day for a year, you consume about 55,000 calories in soda alone. (It takes 3,500 calories to equal one pound of body weight.) That means that one 12-ounce soda a day translates into 16 pounds of extra weight over one year! If you drink one 20-ounce bottle of soda (which contains about 250 calories), you’ll drink up about 91,000 calories, which translates into 26 pounds of extra weight!
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