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Studies show diet soda is linked to belly fat, type 2 diabetes and obesity

6/19/2015 - While most people who drink diet soda probably know it isn't the healthiest choice, they still may be under the mistaken impression that it will keep their weight down. Scientific studies emphasize this is not true. This was made clear in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...

Pepsi drops aspartame from diet soda as consumers reject toxic sweetener

4/24/2015 - After more than two decades of sweetening its sodas with aspartame -- a chemical sweetener that more and more consumers equate with a neurological poison -- PepsiCo has announced it's dropping the chemical and replacing it with sucralose. The dropping of aspartame from its sodas is yet another monumental...

Diet soda contributes to weight gain and belly fat research shows

3/20/2015 12:53:40 PM - New research reports that drinking diet sodas cause people to gain weight and develop more belly fat than others. Belly fat is associated with increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. This fat, called visceral fat, is located between the abdominal muscles and the skin. Research shows that people...

10 reasons to ditch the diet soda and artificially sweetened gum

1/15/2015 - First of all, artificial sweeteners are linked to diabetes, so let's not even go there. According to a new study, reaching for "fake" sugars means trading calories for type 2 diabetes -- no thanks! A better choice would be to eat organic honey and exercise, but doctors don't tell you that. So we turn...

The clock is ticking: quit smoking, quit diet soda, and start exercising for 2015!

12/15/2014 - Are you sick of "trying" to quit cigarettes? You've tried to lose weight before, right? You don't have time to exercise or you just don't feel like it. Has this line of questioning hit a nerve? That's not the intention. The two BIGGEST hooks in the bad health "arena" are cigarettes and diet soda, and...

Which causes cancer more quickly: cigarettes, diet soda or GMOs?

9/9/2014 - Some people believe that regularly smoking the 7,000 chemicals in commercial cigarettes is the quickest way to get cancer in the world. Other folks believe that artificial sweeteners, because they taste so sweet, trick the body into ingesting them and are the "Trojan horses" of the food industry, causing...

New study shows drinking diet soda daily may severely increase risk of heart attack and stroke

7/4/2014 - Regular diet soda consumption may significantly raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Miami and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers surveyed 2,564 residents of New York City over the age of 68...

The down side of diet soda

4/3/2014 - Diet soda was, for a long time, touted almost as a cure-all for those people who love to drink these fizzy, sparkling, bubbly beverages to do so nearly without guilt. With diet sodas that offer their sweetened liquid without all the weight-producing calories, people could continue to drink to their...

Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

3/30/2014 - A decade-long study of 60,000 women has confirmed that drinking diet soda sweetened with aspartame is linked with a 30 percent increase in heart attack risk and a 50 percent increase in death risk. The findings, presented at the American College of Cardiology(1), have already been partially swept...

The missing diet soda case

10/16/2013 - The other day, I was standing in line at the grocery store behind a woman who stacked up three 12-packs of diet soda on the conveyor belt, including Dr. Pepper, Diet Pepsi and one other brand. I bet you money that, if you hid this woman's soda from her after she got home, she would have a panic attack...

Drinking soda greatly increases your risk of stroke: Study

6/6/2013 - It doesn't matter whether it's sugary or diet: High consumption of carbonated soft drinks significantly increases your risk of stroke, research shows. Although many studies have shown that a high consumption of sugary soft drinks increases the risk of everything from diabetes and gout to obesity...

Cigarettes or diet soda: Which gives you cancer sooner?

4/10/2013 - Most people who smoke a pack a day of cigarettes know they are treading on thin ice regarding their health, but how many people realize that drinking 30 or more ounces of diet soda each day could prove to be more lethal than a pack of cigarettes? And how can diet soda be worse than regular soda? Even...

The truth about diet soda and diabetes: Diet soda increases the risk of diabetes

2/19/2013 - Sodas have a reputation for being among the worst drinks available health-wise. For one, these drinks contain loads of sugar, which makes frequent consumption of these drinks a potential trigger for diabetes mellitus, one of the most dreaded diseases of our time. Because of this, people are making a...

Diet soda dramatically increases depression risk

1/15/2013 - Sweetened beverages, particularly "diet" ones, may significantly increase your risk of depression, while coffee may slightly lower it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting...

Evidence shows diet soda is not a healthy weight loss product

2/26/2012 - Artificially sweetened drinks are often promoted as healthy alternatives for weight loss and diabetes because they are low in calories and don't contain sugar. However, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that these diet sodas are harmful to human health. According to Sharon Fowler, MPH, an authority...

Diet soda again linked to heart attacks and strokes - But Diet Coke remains a top supporter of Heart for Truth

2/8/2012 - Diet soft drinks are considered the "healthier" alternative to high fructose corn syrup and empty calories. But the truth is that diet drinks have an evil side: new research confirms that diet soda can seriously increase your risk for heart attack and stroke. But in spite of this - and many other studies...

Study: Drinking diet soda actually causes weight gain, blood sugar spikes

7/24/2011 - Contrary to popular belief, diet soda and other foods and beverages made with artificial sweeteners like aspartame are not healthy, and they do not bring about weight loss. A landmark new study out of Texas confirms this, having found that not only do diet sodas not help with weight loss, but they...

Diet soda linked to strokes and vascular disorders

3/14/2011 - Recently, every major media outlet reported on the "Northern Manhattan Study" which linked diet soda to strokes and vascular disorders. This study consisted of 2,564 individuals over the age of 40 who were followed for ten years. The results of the study showed that those who drank diet soda daily increased...

Drinking diet soda linked to causing heart attack, stroke

2/18/2011 - Chugging a Diet Coke or two every day could cause you to have a heart attack, stroke, or other major heart event, suggests new research recently presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles. A team from the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine...

Want to have a stroke? Keep drinking diet sodas

2/17/2011 - According to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011 recently held in Los Angeles, drinking diet sodas could dramatically raise your risk of having a vascular event, mainly a stroke. Specifically, in the large, multi-ethnic Northern Manhattan Study...

Diet Soda Linked to Premature Birth

7/27/2010 - New studies are suggesting there is a link between premature births and regular consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks. The study, which was commissioned in Denmark, looked at 60,000 pregnant women and their resulting births and studied their consumption of diet soft drinks. They found...

Diet soda now promoted as medicine to stop kidney stones (opinion)

5/18/2010 - The "most retarded science journal of the year" award goes to the Journal of Urology which has published an article suggesting that diet soda is actually an effective type of medicine for preventing kidney stones (April 19, 2010 issue). The research was led by Dr Brian H. Eisner, a urologist at Massachusetts...

Aspartame alert: Diet soda destroys kidney function

12/17/2009 - Scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have revealed results from a study outlining some of the effects of artificial sweeteners on the body. Conducted on a group of 3,000 women, the results indicated that those who drank two or more artificially-sweetened beverages a day doubled their...

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Diet Soda

2/16/2009 - A new study published in January 16, 2009 edition of Diabetes Care indicates that daily consumption of diet soda plays a key role in the development of metabolic syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of findings known to increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease...

Buy Your Poison - Aspartame, Diet Soda, Splenda

9/24/2008 - Chemist James Schlatter was working on an anti-ulcer drug candidate in the labs of G.D. Searle & Company. He was recrystallizing aspartame from ethanol when the mixture spilled on to the outside of the flask he was using. Some of the powder stuck to his fingers. When he licked his finger later, he realised...

Western Diet of Meat, Refined Grains and Diet Soda Linked to Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome

6/12/2008 - People who eat a typical "Western diet" or drink diet soda have a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the journal Circulation. "This is a red-alert wake-up call," said Suzanne Steinbaum, director of Women and Heart Disease at...

Study Indicates Diet Soda Increases Heart Disease Risk

10/21/2007 - For the past several years, the leading cause of death among Americans has been heart disease. In 2006, for instance, according to the CDC, nearly 655,000 deaths were directly attributable to the silent killer—100,000 more than the second leading cause of death, cancer. In light of these startling...

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