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, provides a look at what can happen to the body long-term for those who regularly drink soda.