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Does Diet Coke Actually Make You Gain Weight?


If you can avoid taking in more food, does diet coke and other diet sodas still somehow make you gain weight?

Sweet taste without the calories sounds like a perfect example of no pain, all gain but unfortunately cumulative data suggests otherwise.

A poster child for unintended consequences, diet coke typically contains a type of non-caloric artificial sweetener, Sugar substitute called Aspartame, for example NutraSweet or Equal (sweetener).

Unintended consequences in the form of not just weight gain but also increased risk of Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes mellitus type 2, Hypertension, Metabolic syndrome, all vigorously disputed of course, which brings us to the glaring caveat we need to keep front and center when considering the science about artificial sweeteners.

Historically the food and beverage industry has funded nutrition research so substantially, the ensuing entrenched conflict of interest renders the phrase ‘nutrition science’ an oxymoron


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