Study Links Diet Soda To Weight Gain

July 11, 2011

A study concluded that those who drank two or more diet soft drinks a day had the largest waistline increases—about five times more than that of non-drinkers. The results, which haven’t been published or peer-reviewed, were announced at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego, Calif., according to The Los Angeles Times.

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Editor’s Insight: This site reported on 03-11-11 that research has also linked diet soda to increased vascular risks.

Given the fact that diet soda sales are rising, the beverage industry can expect consumer advocates and media outlets to focus more attention on health issues associated with diet soda. 07-11-11 by Elliot Maras