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Diet Soda Health

Addiction or Preference: Are You Killing Your Natural Thirst Instinct?

Alex Charfen | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

Without knowing it, I had increased my body's reliance on aspartame and caffeine -- two foreign chemicals that did nothing to improve my health. As a result, I decided to ignore all of my beverage preferences and drink only water for a week to see how it affected my body.

Diet Soda Sales Decreasing Amid Research On Potential Health Effects

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Sales of diet soda have declined nearly 7 percent in the past year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal, which first reported the dro...

Amanda L. Chan

Why You Should Say No To Diet Soda | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Diet soda may not be the guilt-free drink we'd all hoped it would be, according to mounting research. In fact, it's exact health effects aren't quite ...

Diet Soda May Be Worse For You Than Regular Soda

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Diet soda may seem like a far healthier alternative to regular pop, but a new study warns that this may not be the case at all. In fact, according...

How Diet Soda Makes You Fat (And Other Food And Diet Industry Secrets)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

These ideas are false. They are food and diet industry propaganda that make and keep us fat and sick. Lies by the food industry combined with bad government policy based on food industry lobbying are the major cause of our obesity and diabetes epidemic.

Does Drinking Soda Cause Depression? Not So Fast

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The study doesn't show that soda causes depression, but rather found an association between the two -- soda drinkers were more likely to be diagnosed with depression. It is important not to confuse the two.

ALL The Facts About Artificial Sweetener

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

People often ask my opinion about diet sodas. Many see them as a harmless substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages. Others are deeply distrustful of the artificial sweeteners they contain -- and there are plenty of scary rumors circulating on the Internet to bolster these suspicions.

4 Myths That May Be Affecting Your Waistline

Rania Batayneh, MPH | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rania Batayneh, MPH

Every day, we are tempted to try another weight loss product or fad diet. In fact, daily, we engage in thoughts that may not be conducive to our weight-loss goals.

Diet Drinks: Helpful Or Harmful To Kick The Sugar Habit?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

If you are thinking that diet soft drinks or artificial or even natural sweeteners are the answer for getting off sugar, think again.

Why Diet Habits -- And Not Just Diet Soda -- May Be Hurting Your Health

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living

With all the studies coming out linking diet soda with a bevy of health issues -- including increased stroke and heart attack risks, and even weight g...

Pepsi Next: The Last Thing America Needs

Andy Bellatti | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

"Health and wellness" may be cited as motivators behind Pepsi NEXT, but America needs mid-calorie soda as much as the Gulf of Mexico needs another oil spill. May I suggest drinking more water? What a concept!

Just How Bad Is Soda For Your Health?

Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living

It seems like a new study linking soda consumption to poor health makes headlines each week. And whether you're choosing the full-sugar or diet variet...

Diet Soda A Day Linked With Higher Risk Of Stroke, Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 02.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Here's another reason why you might want to curb that diet soda addiction. A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows that drink...

Is Diet Soda Really Bad For Your Health?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

So it's okay to switch to diet soda, right? Not so fast. Two new studies presented recently at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Scientific Sessions have linked drinking diet soda to weight gain.