Flawed Studies Link Diet Soda To Weight Gain, Heart Attacks

“There is very little evidence to support the assertion that diet soda is responsible for weight gain or poor cardiovascular health.”

Cameron English writes at PolicyMic:

Two weeks ago, researchers from the University of Texas claimed that diet soda may promote weight gain, and research released Tuesday suggested that there may be a link between diet soda consumption and increased vascular events (heart attacks and strokes). Such claims about the sugar-free beverages have the potential change the way Americans look at dieting and weight loss.

There’s one problem, however: they’re not true. There is very little evidence to support the assertion that diet soda is responsible for weight gain or poor cardiovascular health…

Read English’s entire commentary.

One slight nit with this piece: We have no problem with sugar, which in moderate amounts can be part of a healthy diet.

Read English’s entire commentary.