If You Drink Diet Sodas – Stop…

Study: Drinking Diet Soda Leads to Weight GAIN

But the damage doesn’t end there

Mike Barrett | Natural Society

Do you still think that drinking diet soda will lead to weight loss? The popular weight loss beverage may have 0 calories, but research is continuously showing that the drink is a weak weight loss tool. In fact, a recent study has actually linked diet soda consumption with an increase in waistlines.

Published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the research examining the relationship between diet soda intake and waist circumference concluded:

“In a striking dose-response relationship, increasing DSI was associated with escalating abdominal obesity, a potential pathway for cardiometabolic risk in this aging population.”

The researchers looked at findings from a previous study of more than 700 white and Latino people, who were tracked for an average of about 9 years. The researchers found that those who didn’t drink diet sodas experienced a 0.8 increase in waistlines, while those who drank diet sodas occasionally saw a 1.8 inch increase. Regular diet soda drinkers saw a 3+ inch increase in waistlines.

So what’s the issue? It is often overweight individuals attempting to lose weight who are drinking diet soda, but could the correlation end there? There are a number of things to consider, one of which being that diet soda could actually cause you to eat more.

For example, a study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that overweight and obese adults who drank diet beverages took in more food calories on average than those who drank regular sodas.

“Although overweight and obese adults who drink diet soda eat a comparable amount of total calories as heavier adults who drink sugary beverages, they consume significantly more calories from solid food at both meals and snacks,” lead study author Sara Bleich, associate professor in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Health Policy READ MORE: http://naturalsociety.com/study-drinking-diet-soda-leads-to-weight-gain/#ixzz3VHltScuV

 

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