Diet Soda linked with risk for vascular events


Linked via Diabetes News Articles | Diabetic Connect.

In a January 2012 study, daily diet soda intake (at least one per day) was linked with an increased risk for vascular events, such as stroke.

Diet soda and weight gain

From newsobserver.com Published at Last Thursday Views 4,892

Can diet sodas really make you gain weight?

Recent headlines reporting that diet sodas can lead to weight gain have stirred up debate among health experts. While zero-calorie diet sodas have been a dieter’s best friend for decades, recent research brings up the question: Do they really work?

Two studies presented in June 2011 at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions suggest diet soda may not help battle pounds or diabetes. Researchers from the University of Texas showed data that diet soft drink consumption is associated with a 70 percent greater waist circumference – a risk factor for type 2 diabetes – compared with non-users.

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