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Your Diet Soda Isn’t Going to Give You a Heart Attack or a Stroke

Research from the University of Iowa on post-menopausal female diet soda consumption and potential risk for heart attacks and stroke was presented yesterday at the American College of Cardiology Annual Conference. Take it with a grain of salt, people. These researchers reportedly had no background in diet soda or low calorie sweeteners and the study Continue Reading

Adults Are Not Overweight Because They Drink Diet Soda

We’ve all been told that if you want to lose weight, you need to make changes in your diet and exercise habits. A new study published by the American Journal of Public Health found that if you’re an overweight or obese adult, you need to reduce your overall caloric intake to successfully lose and maintain Continue Reading

The Dr. Oz Show Misinterprets the Science on Diet Soda…Again

Today’s segment of The Dr. Oz Show claimed diet soda and low calorie sweeteners cause weight gain and cravings. But that’s just not what the facts show. Dozens of studies have demonstrated that low-calorie sweeteners can be useful tools for lowering and/or maintaining body weight and the show chose to ignore the large body of robust Continue Reading

Yet Another Scary “Report” about Sweeteners with No Evidence to Back it Up

Today an opinion article published in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism claimed to review “surprising evidence on the negative impact of artificial sweeteners.” But what’s really surprising, especially for a scientific journal, was the lack of  sound data to back up the author’s highly speculative assertions. The author ignores a large body of robust scientific research that demonstrates the Continue Reading