Learn to say no to soda and quench your thirst with water or unsweetened teas. In November of 2011 researchers found that sweet sodas are especially risky for women (but not good for men either). A University of Oklahoma study of 4,166 women aged 45 and older found that those who drank two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day were nearly 4 times as likely to develop high triglycerides as those who drank one or less. These women also had larger waist sizes and were more likely to develop impaired glucose levels. Yes, you will be healthier if you drink less sodas and more water and unsweetened drinks!