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Diet Soda: Builds Desire, Decreases Satisfaction

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The question of what these sweeteners do to our body -- and by what mechanism -- is far from settled, but this study adds to the realization that looking just at calorie counts, without thinking a little more about the actual ingredients, might not be enough to lead to long-term weight control and health.

Sweet Nothings? Sugar Substitutes and Weight Gain

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

When man tampered with nature and uncoupled the sweetness sensory signal from caloric load, a pairing that we adjusted to for thousands of generations, our capacity to know when we had enough was eradicated.

Donald Rumsfeld and the Strange History of Aspartame

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robbie Gennet

Yes, that Donald Rumsfeld, the "knowns and unknowns" guy who remarkably executed some of the worst decisions in American foreign policy and got a meda...

A Dangerous Spin On The Cancer Risks Of Sugar-Free Sweeteners

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

In 1975, a FDA Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on the toxicity of aspartame, revealing suppressed evidence on the toxic and carcinogenic effects of aspartame.

Quitting Soda Cold Turkey

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerusha Klemperer

This is my coming out party. I, um, drink soda. Specifically, Diet Coke. Sometimes I manage to quit, but then I always come a'crawlin' back.