27 Jul '11, 2pm

Diet Sodas Drinkers Have Larger Waist Lines:

Diet Sodas Drinkers Have Larger Waist Lines:

Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio examined data from 474 participants in a longitudinal aging study and found diet soft drink users had a 70 percent greater increase in waist circumference compared to non-diet soda drinkers. The waist circumference increase was even worse for frequent diet soda consumers drinking two or more a day. Their waist size increases were 500 percent greater than non diet soda drinkers in the study. “Data from this and other prospective studies suggest that the promotion of diet sodas and artificial sweeteners as healthy alternatives may be ill-advised,” said one of the researchers, Helen Hazuda, professor and chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine. (Source: Sciencedaily.com ) A related study found aspartame might increase blood glucose levels and thereby contribute to obesi...

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