The study by Grace Wyshak1 is deficient in 3 areas: (1) appropriate scientific citation, (2) methods, and (3) mechanism hypothesis.
The article begins by citing a self-published non-peer–reviewed article2 by an activist group that contains misinformation, exaggerates risk, and lowers the standard of scientific discourse.
Adamson RH. Soft Drinks: A Safe Refreshment. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(2):200. doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.2.199