If you're looking for a scapegoat in the obesity epidemic, look no further than soda. It's the single greatest caloric source in the world, accounting for somewhere between 11 and 19 percent of all the calories consumed worldwide. It's cheap, addictive, and readily available, which generally means that it will take some willpower to avoid. But don't despair, as we're here to help. We present: our top 10 reasons to give up soda. Drumroll please . . .The list touches on a kinds of nutritional and environmental impacts but, as much as I'm completely impressed, Steve-o did leave one reason out. A reason that, for this manly-man at least, should be top-o'-the-list. From Reuters:
Men who drink about a quart or more of cola every day could be causing harm to their sperm, results of a Danish study hint.I'm fairly certain that scores of rocket scientists will now turn to Pepsi as their primary birth-control method, thus backing Mike Judge's theory that morons will take over the Earth simply because they have more babies than smart people.
On average, these men's sperm counts were almost 30 percent lower than in men who didn't drink cola. While most of the sperm counts would still be considered normal by the World Health Organization, men with fewer sperm generally have a higher risk of being infertile.
The link is unlikely to be due to caffeine, the researchers say, because coffee did not have the same effect, even though its caffeine content is higher. Instead, other ingredients in the beverage or an unhealthy lifestyle could be involved.
One step closer to Idiocracy.