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Evidence consistently shows diet soda isn't harmful. Why does the media insist we quit drinking it?
Did you ever pop open a Diet Coke, take a sip, and spit it out because it tastes like battery acid? The aspartame has gone "bad." But is that bad for you? Organic chemistry gives us the answer.
A new study suggests that many people who drink diet soda to lose weight might sabotage these efforts by consuming more calories from other sources.
In just a few days, Diet Pepsi will no longer contain the artificial sweetener aspartame. PepsiCo is replacing aspartame in Diet Pepsi, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi, and Wild
The claim that artificial sweeteners might contribute to obesity is one we have seen many times in the past. The newest study on the subject is a research article just published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society which evaluated the possibility of a relationship between the consumption of diet soda and increasing waist circumference (WC) in older Americans (i.e., over 65 years old).
According to an article in the New York Times, the three largest soda companies, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, have agreed to help consumers limit their caloric consumption by modifying their products.
We thought we hammered an Israeli study on artificial sweeteners pretty hard in our Sept 18th Dispatch article Israeli study on sugar substitutes is complete bullsweet. Maybe we did, but we were seriously out-hammered by Matt Raymond s piece Of Mice and Media: A Credulous Response to an Iffy Sweetener Study.
At the ongoing American College of Cardiology meeting, which is being held in Washington a place where the truth is generally in short supply there was an interesting talk which did the location justice. The result: Anyone who takes headlines seriously will be afraid to even look at a bottle of diet soda, let alone drink from one.
Here's a recap of the latest health news stories: The latest and lamest diet soda study, autism awareness up, not rates, and another false dig at phthalates.
The campaign against artificial sweeteners continues full speed ahead. And judging from the headlines these stories typically generate, it is smooth sailing. One of the newer tactics is based on a supposition that drinking diet soda actually makes you gain weight, rather than lose it. Except it s utter nonsense.