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  1. Diet Foods Aren’t Sweet Solution to ObesityDiet beverages and other non-caloric, artificially sweetened foods and drinks may not be the healthy choice to manage weight that they appear, according to a Purdue Univ. expert’s review of recent scientific studies."Public health officials are rightfully concerned about the consequences of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soft drinks, but these warnings may need to be expanded to advocate limiting the intake of all sweeteners, including no-calorie sweeteners and so-called diet soft drinks," says Susan Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences and a behavioral neuroscientist. "Although it seems like common sense that diet sodas would not be problematic, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Findings from a variety of studies show that routine consumption of diet sodas, even one per day, can be connected to higher likelihood of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high blood pressure, in addition to contributing to weight gain."Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/07/diet-foods-arent-sweet-solution-obesity

    Diet Foods Aren’t Sweet Solution to Obesity

    Diet beverages and other non-caloric, artificially sweetened foods and drinks may not be the healthy choice to manage weight that they appear, according to a Purdue Univ. expert’s review of recent scientific studies.

    "Public health officials are rightfully concerned about the consequences of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soft drinks, but these warnings may need to be expanded to advocate limiting the intake of all sweeteners, including no-calorie sweeteners and so-called diet soft drinks," says Susan Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences and a behavioral neuroscientist. "Although it seems like common sense that diet sodas would not be problematic, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Findings from a variety of studies show that routine consumption of diet sodas, even one per day, can be connected to higher likelihood of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high blood pressure, in addition to contributing to weight gain."

    Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/07/diet-foods-arent-sweet-solution-obesity

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      see i really hate most diet drinks because aspartame tastes so gross but for some reason i don’t mind it at all in coke...
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      lesser of two evils still wins I guess, haha. I just can’t get over the tastes of aspartame.
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      Sometimes I wish I were a soda drinker so I could just cut out sodas and lose 20 lbs.
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