Thank you B3nault.
Your reporting your experience is very helpful. I've come across a few people who are exactly like you. They consume a liter or more Mountain Dew a day. There must be something addictive about it that has to do with the brominated vegetable oil. You don't see that many people drinking a liter of Pepsi a day.
It would be great if there was some consumer movement to whistle-blow on Mountain Dew. Maybe the Environmental Working Group? If someone here is motivated, it would be a great expose for a journalist.
There has also been a rise in gastric cancers in young men. Stomach cancer used to be the disease of older people.
The stomach has a huge amount of iodine/bromide receptors. You can see the radioactive uptake to the stomach pictures in Dr. Sebastiano Venturi's work. Populations low in Iodine
tend to get more gastric cancers.
Glad to hear you ditched Mt. Dew and are repairing the damage. You are a great testimonial. Thanks so much for reporting.