Diet Soda Health Risks: Despite 'Zero Calories', Soft Drink Reason Behind Weight Gain?
Jul 16, 2013 03:08 PM EDT | By Dina Exil
A new study found that diet soda may be the reason people are gaining weight.
A study by Purdue University, shows artificial sweeteners can sometimes have a negative effect on an individual's metabolism. According to the study, diet brands disrupt how the body processes regular sugars.
The study was published in the journal of Trends in Endocrinology Metabolism.
"Accumulating evidence suggest that frequent consumers of these sugar substitutes may also be at increase risk of excessive weight gain, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease," the article said.
Like Us on Facebook
Susie Swithers, author and professor of psychological science and a behavioral neuroscientist told USA Today, that people should asking the right questions.
"Are diet sodas worse for you than regular soda?" Swithers asked. "I think that's the wrong question. Its 'What good are sodas for you in the first place?"
The American Beverage Association emailed a statement to USA Today:
"This is an opinion piece, not a scientific study. Low-calorie sweeteners are some of the most studied and reviewed ingredients in the food supply today. They are a safe and an effective tool in weight loss and weight management, according to decades of scientific and regulatory agencies around the globe."
Paul Qui is definitely living the American dream. The Phillipines born chef based in Austin Texas was last night crowned Chef of the Year by Esquire magazine. The former Top Chef contestant and winner was lauded for his creative approach to cooking and his leadership skills in the kitchen.
Food distributor Sysco Corp's executives are in talks with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to salvage the company's attempt to buy its smaller rival US Foods Inc, the New York Post reported.
The year 2014 is all about healthy dining. Our reporters were on the ground for the top health food trends for the year.
Baked doughnuts are the best way to eat doughnuts, not fried. This way of preparing doughnuts satisfies your cravings, yet takes out the guilt-feeling of eating the usual fried doughnuts. It is quick and easy recipe as you can bake it in as fast 30 minutes.
Food prices have risen by an average of 24 percent across the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, forcing some families to reduce their intake to one meal a day, the World Food Program (WFP) said on Friday.
Do you struggle to sleep for hours or do you wake up in the middle of the night and ends up wide awake until it's already time for you to get up?