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Controversial new research from Scientists at Purdue University are leading to a shocking conclusion when it comes to the health benefits of diet sodas; in fact, the study demonstrates the exact opposite of what consumers have been told for years.

The study, conducted by Susan E. Swithers, a Purdue professor of psychological sciences and a behavioral neuroscientist, demonstrates that diet soda may not lead to weight loss and improved health as once thought.  According to Swithers, “Findings from a variety of studies show that routine consumption of diet sodas, even one per day, can be connected to higher likelihood of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high blood pressure, in addition to contributing to weight gain.”

Read  S.E. Swither’s Complete Report HERE:

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q3/prof-diet-drinks-are-not-the-sweet-solution-to-fight-obesity,-health-problems.html

Danger of Artificial Sweeteners

Roughly 30% of adults and 15% of children in the United States consume the artificial sweeteners aspartame, sucralose and saccharin.  Ironically, these percentages are nearly identical the percentages of adults (33%) and children (12%) in the United States classified as obese.

America’s consumption of diet sodas containing aspartame, sucralose and saccharin, has skyrocketed over the last two decades; a direct reflection to the attention paid to the dangers of obesity.

Recent Research Demonstrates the Potential Dangers of Diet Soda

However, data from recent studies demonstrate some concerning information, specifically:

  • people who drank artificially sweetened soda were more likely to experience weight gain than those who drank on-diet soda.

  • People who drank diet soda had twice the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, often a precursor to cardiovascular disease, when compared to those who did not drink diet soda

The findings of the research conducted at Purdue University are  leading scientists to the conclusion that long-term consumption of diet sodas increase the chances of overeating, gaining weight and developing insulin resistance, heart disease and diabetes.

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