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So you think you are doing well on your diet, among other things you’ve stopped drinking regular sodas for diet sodas and you are expecting to feel better and lose weight. But this study from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio has found that people who drink diet soft drinks don’t lose weight. In fact, they gain weight.

While this study does not prove diet sodas cause obesity it shows that something linked to diet soda drinking is also linked to obesity.

The study shows that for regular soft-drink drinkers, the risk of becoming overweight or obese was:

  • 26% for up to 1/2 can each day
  • 30.4% for 1/2 to one can each day
  • 32.8% for 1 to 2 cans each day
  • 47.2% for more than 2 cans each day.

For diet soft-drink drinkers, the risk of becoming overweight or obese was:

  • 36.5% for up to 1/2 can each day
  • 37.5% for 1/2 to one can each day
  • 54.5% for 1 to 2 cans each day
  • 57.1% for more than 2 cans each day.

For each can of diet soft drink consumed each day, a person’s risk of obesity went up 41%.

The take home message here is stop drinking ALL soft drinks if you are trying to lose fat.

http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20050613/drink-more-diet-soda-gain-more-weight

 

 

By | 2017-03-21T08:02:14+00:00 July 21st, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Diet Sodas

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