This is what happens when you drink soda

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Published: Monday, April 1 2013 3:43 p.m. MDT

This Thursday, May 31, 2012 file photo shows a display of various size soft drink cups next to stacks of sugar cubes at a news conference at New York's City Hall. New research greatly strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

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Soda has been in the limelight during the last year, being discussed in everything from a proposed state-wide ban of large sugary drinks in New York to debates about soda machines leaving high school campuses.

Frequent drinkers are exposed to many health risks, and heavy drinkers can experience damage to more than just their waistline. From a stroke to kidney stones to dementia, KSL.com provides a look at what can happen to the body long-term for those who regularly drink soda.

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