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No. 4766: Soda PSA

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Soda PSA

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Strip by: John Murtha

Jon: It's great having 350ml of fizzy drink per day
Text: Consumption of sugary soda drinks such as cola and lemonade may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing, say researchers who have studied the impact of the drinks in more than 5,000 people. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/16/sugar-soft-drinks-dna-ageing-study
{Jon and Garfield are old, Garfield tosses his soda}

The author writes:

The cited aging of cells was 4.6 years but was exaggerated for dramatic (and public health warning) effect.

Original strip: 1985-08-17.