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Diet drinks linked to obesity?

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'striking' relationship between diet soda consumption and obesity in over-65s Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society claiming that increasing diet soda intake is directly linked to greater abdominal obesity in adults 65 years of age and older is being widely reported in the media.  The authors raise concerns about the safety of chronic diet soda consumption claiming it increases belly fat and contribute to greater risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases.

How can a calorie-free drink make you fat? Our lead scientist writes a blog he thinks we don’t know about where he delights in baiting journalists and others who get their science wrong. So does diet soda make you obese? You can read the science (or lack of it) behind the latest aspartame scare story here

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