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Fat in a Can: The Ugly Truth About Diet Soda


Diet soda seems to be the answer to anyone wanting to lose weight. We’re told time and time again that sugared sodas are the cause of obesity. They are responsible for making us fat. However, is it possible that the artificially-sweetened, calorie-free beverages will do the same thing? Are diet sodas making us fatter, too?

The truth is that you aren’t doing yourself any favors by drinking Diet Coke. Last June, researchers at the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio actually reported that a longitudinal study done over the period of 9.5 years showed that participants who consumed diet soda grew 70% more in the waistline than those who did not consume artificially-sweetened beverages. Drink it multiple times a day and the problem gets worse. Those who consumed two or more diet beverages a day ended up with waistline increases 500 times the size as their non-diet-soda-drinking counterparts.

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Thanks to Mandi of Life Your Way for coming up with the “Fat in a Can” above, and thanks to the nice people at Wiki Commons for the photo of the soda.

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