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soda/so·da/ (so´dah) a term loosely applied to sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydroxide, or sodium carbonate.
fizzy drinkA UK term of art for a carbonated beverage available for purchase in 170 cc to 2-litre cans or bottles in developed countries as well as the United States, which have been targeted as a major culprit in the rise of obesity worldwide due to generally high sugar content.
A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes
SODASalmonella Outbreak Detection Algorithm Epidemiology A CDC program that tracks the ±50,000 clinical isolates of Salmonella serotyped each yr by state health departments–US
so·di·um car·bon·ate(sōdē-ŭm kahrbŏ-nāt)
Patient discussion about soda
Q. Can you tell me which has the less amount of sugar. Is it sweet tea or diet soda? I am 35 yrs old, diabetic patient. I am working as a steward in a club. As you know that I am charge of the table as a wine steward in a club, my work includes tasting the wine, tea, soda, juices, etc. As a diabetic I find it very difficult to control my temptations. I am not in a situation to resign my job because of my health. But I know the importance of health too. Can you tell me which has the less amount of sugar. Is it sweet tea or diet soda?