Epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio reported data showing that diet soft drink consumption is associated with increased waist circumference in humans, and a second study that found aspartame raised fasting glucose (blood sugar) in diabetes-prone mice.
“Data from this and other prospective studies suggest that the promotion of diet sodas and artificial sweeteners as healthy alternatives may be ill-advised,” said Helen P. Hazuda, Ph.D., professor and chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine. “They may be free of calories but not of consequences.”
Diet soft drink users, as a group, experienced 70 percent greater increases in waist circumference compared with non-users. Frequent users, who said they consumed two or more diet sodas a day, experienced waist circumference increases that were 500 percent greater than those of non-users.
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If you’re still drinking aspartame-laced diet soda, I’d recommend watching the documentary Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World about the history of Aspartame. It’s about the corporate fraud (led by Donald Rumsfeld) that went into getting Aspartame approved for human consumption. And the biological consequences of putting those corporate petrochemicals into your body like they were some kind of food as opposed to toxic crap that makes you fat and ruins your health.
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