Nearly two months after a pharmacist created a graphic timeline portraying the process of drinking Coke and the resulting ill effects on the body within one hour, the graphic has gone viral.
The graphic was first posted by The Renegade Pharmacist, who says he created it in response to clients who complained they were still gaining weight despite following a low-fat diet.
Niraj Naik, who runs the health blog, says he was inspired by a post he saw on Blisstree.com. "I am quite a creative person so thought it would be a good way to represent the information," he told the Daily News.
The beverage wreaks havoc on the body, according to the graphic, releasing an excess of dopamine and leaving the individual dehydrated, sluggish, irritable
and craving more.According to a recent Gallup poll individuals in the U.S. are beginning to cut back on soda, which marks an improvement on a 2012 Gallup poll that found nearly half of Americans drink soda every day.