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Study: Diet soda may do more harm than good

I’ve been stating this for years. Anything labeled “Artificial” is doing more harm than good to your body. If you’re going to drink A (as in ONE) soda, drink a regular one. The extra calories are worth taking in to keep your body functioning normally.

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Diet soda drinkers have the same health issues as those who drink regular soda, according to a new report published Wednesday.

Purdue University researchers reviewed a dozen studies published in past five years that examined the relationship between consuming diet soda and health outcomes. They then published an opinion piece on their findings in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, saying they were “shocked” by the results.

“Honestly, I thought that diet soda would be marginally better compared to regular soda in terms of health,” said Susan Swithers, the report’s author and a behavioral neuroscientist and professor of psychological sciences. “But in reality it has a counterintuitive effect.”

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