Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) has been a long-term investor's best friend, steadily compounding returns, as the company has been able to grow volume and prices through thick and thin. However, as headlines like "Soda Consumption Declines to Lowest Level Since 1996," and "Bloomberg takes aim at giant-sized sugary sodas," begin to fill the headlines, should investors worry?

Jeremy and Austin react to the news, and provide some Foolish perspective for long-term investors everywhere.

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