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Diet Soda linked to weight GAIN !

New study found no-cal sodas are linked to weight gain.

Before you go for a no-cal drink...THINK!!!

A new study from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, which studied 600 soda drinkers for up to EIGHT years, showed that those who drank one to two cans of regular soda per day became OBESE 33 percent of the time while the so-called diet drinkers became OBESE 54 percent of the time.

The study didn’t pinpoint the reason for the correlation, but it is thought that diet sodas may increase appetite.

Fri. Mar 2, 1:28pm

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this is about the 100th time I have heard this or something like this. I drink water and green tea and thats about it.

Friday, March 02, 2007, 1:40 PM

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studies like this have been going on for years. the research and the results are nothing new. it's surprising that the new diet-of-the-moment spreads so quickly, but facts like the ones linking diet soda and weight gain get swept under the carpet until someone rediscovers them or conducts a new study...only to be labled an alarmist or something like that and dismissed over and over again.

Friday, March 02, 2007, 1:42 PM

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As a general rule I avoid things that are not "real" foods (I learned this from Dr Oz). Anything that is naturally occuring, I eat. Or smoke ;)

Friday, March 02, 2007, 1:46 PM

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Thank you for posting this. I will not be having a diet coke today.

Friday, March 02, 2007, 1:54 PM

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It's all variable by individual, though. I have a Diet Coke every day, and have had NO trouble losing weight. In fact, I reached my goal weight and then lost 10 pounds more.

Friday, March 02, 2007, 2:36 PM

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and my grandmother smoked at least 10 cigarettes every day for over 60 years. still an unhealthy choice.

Friday, March 02, 2007, 2:43 PM

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I have to wonder - is it the diet soda? Or is diet soda consumption a common symptom of a person who has food issues? Diet soda might not be the reason for the weight gain, merely an indicator of someone who is does not make good food choices (note: I'm not sticking up for diet soda here, just wondering if it's the primary cause or merely an indicator). What would be more interesting would be to have some of those particiapants stop drinking diet soda and then study those people to see if not drinking diet soda then corresponded to a weight loss in those individuals. I hope they follow up with that.

Friday, March 02, 2007, 2:44 PM

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huge amount of studies to check out on the NIH website. just punch in "diet soda" in the search window.

Friday, March 02, 2007, 2:48 PM

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I drink one diet soda per day and have attained my goal weight and maintained it for years. I guess it depends on the person.

Friday, March 02, 2007, 3:05 PM

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I drink one diet soda per day and have attained my goal weight and maintained it for years. I guess it depends on the person.

Friday, March 02, 2007, 3:05 PM

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