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Study: Diet soda doesn't help you lose weight

Researcher finds most consumers increase their risk of health issues with pop

3:52 PM, Jul. 11, 2013
A Purdue University researcher reviewed several studies of diet soda or sweetened low-calorie beverages, finding that they may contribute to longer term health risks.
A Purdue University researcher reviewed several studies of diet soda or sweetened low-calorie beverages, finding that they may contribute to longer term health risks.
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Diet soda, it turns out, may not be the panacea for weight loss that we all thought - and many of us hoped - it was.

In fact, a Purdue University study has found that diet sodas may be linked to a number of health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease, just like their more sugary counterparts.

Susie Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences and a behavioral neuroscientist, reviewed a number of recent studies looking at whether drinking diet soft drinks over the long term increases the likelihood that a person will overeat, gain weight and then develop other health problems. ...

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