Is Britain going pop?
THIRSTY Brits guzzle around 14billion litres of soft drinks every year – and consumption has more than doubled since the mid-Eighties. But now there are mounting fears that the country’s addiction to the fizz poses a serious health threat.

A can of cola or lemonade provides an instant pick-me-up for most of us.

We’re also offered “healthy” sports aids from vending machines at the gym and huge sodas at the cinema.

But has our obsession with fizzy drinks gone too far?

Dr Hans-Peter Kubis has just led a study into what soft drinks do to our bodies and when you read what he has discovered, water might seem a better option.