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RobJohnson
02-22-2012, 07:12 PM
A new study shows people who regularly drink diet sodas are 43% more likely to suffer a stroke, heart attack, and other vascular problems than people who didn’t touch diet soda.

Researchers weren’t sure what exactly in the diet soda triggers that increased vascular risk, but something does.

The study, which appeared in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, interestingly found people who drink regular soda and only have, say, one diet soda each week don’t have these vascular issues.

Now, the take-home from this study is not to engulf Coke and only occasionally have a Diet Coke. I want you to ditch soda, period, whether it’s sweetened with aspartame or high-fructose corn syrup.

Nobody pays much attention when I say diet soda can give you a heart attack or stroke. But mention that it makes you fat, and suddenly people get all riled up: “But, wait… It’s diet soda. And it has no calories…”

Don’t shoot the messenger. Studies verify diet soda can pack on the pounds and lots worse.
One study, for instance, showed that diet soda drinkers who drank just two cans a day got fatter than people who drank two cans of regular soda. No kidding.

More (http://jonnybowdenblog.com/skip-diet-sodas/)

Articulate_Ape
02-22-2012, 07:47 PM
I rarely drink soda. It ruins the taste of my scotch.

Novaheart
02-22-2012, 07:56 PM
More (http://jonnybowdenblog.com/skip-diet-sodas/)

I always question methodology. Obviously one could reason that the relationship between diet soda and vascular problems has to do with who is drinking the diet soda. It would also appear that this study doesn't want to offend one manufacturer or group of products. Another study says that the APPEARS to be a relationship between black/brown sodas (like colas) and kidney disease.

I stopped drinking diet cola on May 9, 2011 with borderline Stage V kidney disease. I am now Stage III (knock wood) , a vast improvement. But I have also cut out almost all commercial foods (other than a taste here and there) , all red meat and pork, severely limited chicken, and eat small amounts of fish each week. I have also switched to a nearly organic vegetarian diet, which at least one health source has recognized as beneficial in the treatment of CKD.

Meanwhile, I continue to consume one or two Splenda sweetened lemon lime sodas a day, and all the Polar Seltzer water I want.

If you ask me, I'd say that the culprit is Phosphoric acid and Aspartame.

Rockntractor
02-22-2012, 11:03 PM
But I have also cut out almost all commercial foods (other than a taste here and there) , all red meat and pork, severely limited chicken, and eat small amounts of fish each week.
I bet you have a wiener now and then.:rolleyes:

Hawkgirl
02-22-2012, 11:41 PM
I stopped drinking diet soda about 3 years ago...I didn't pack on any pounds(quite the opposite)

Kay
02-23-2012, 12:06 AM
Agree, I used to drink diet Dr Pepper all the time.
For the past year or two I cut out all cokes except for
an occasional vanilla DP from Sonic once in a while.
To offset the trauma to my body I doubled up on coffee.

RobJohnson
02-23-2012, 02:15 AM
I love coffee.

Zafod
02-23-2012, 05:08 PM
good grief people are dumb.....

noonwitch
02-23-2012, 05:11 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again:

You'll pull the Diet Coke can from my cold, dead hands.