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There Are Dangers in Drinking Diet Soda


Health & Wellness  (tags: research, study, safety, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, risks, diet, diet coke, nutrition, news, warning )

Carrie
- 530 days ago - thedailybeast.com
A new study says the artificial sweeteners in soda can cause serious health problems, including weigh gain. Is that enough to make you give up Diet Coke?



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Carrie B. (318)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 4:33 pm
I quit using artificial sweeteners and any products containing them on the advice of my physician. They cause migraines and aggravate digestive problems associated with fibromyalgia. I used to get migraines at least once a week. Now I might get one or two a year.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 6:22 pm
No artificial sweeteners for me, thank you.
 

Val R. (254)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 6:40 pm
Used to drink diet soda - now for several years - it has been water - filtered water - I invested in my own filer systen despite the cost - nothjing fancy- I hve to ad the water myself - but well worth it!
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:02 pm
no artificial sweeteners for me either!!
 

Christeen Anderson (553)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:11 pm
Include me in that group also.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:16 pm
Is anyone surprised that artificial sweeteners are - well, artificial? I sounds like everyone here has been aware and "canned" them long ago (yes, pun intended).
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:22 am
These drinks, - diet, zero or regular - should only ever be used as a treat, not on a regular basis!
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:02 am
So very happy I don't drink any sodas anymore. Used to but quit when quit smoking - both better on the health and on the budget.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:32 am
These days WATER is dangerous. It needs to be purified water.

I don't drink sodas.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:48 am
I don't drink soda, actually I don't drink anything bottled.
 

Nancy C. (812)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:27 am
good goin' Carrie! I personally don't drink soda and neither does my daughter (yes!), but my coworkers won't listen to me about diet soda!!! many of the sweeteners are toxic...
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:28 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Edwin M. (356)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:10 am
I could never develop a taste for diet soda. I always get that after taste from the artificial sweetners.
 

Michael O. (175)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 9:44 am
I know I'm taking an unpopular stand here, but I'll stick to my diet drinks thank you very much. I have a family history of diabetes, and the KNOWN risks of excess sugar consumption (diabetes, obesity, tooth decay, gingivitis, etc) take precedence over any POTENTIAL risks associated with the consumption of artificial sweeteners.

If sugar was a new food item and had to go through FDA testing like other new supplements, it would never be approved for human consumption.

All that being said, if you want to stick to water, that's great, but don't touch the bottled stuff. Tap water is just fine in most areas.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:52 am
My mother developed a weakening of her bones by an excessive drinking of Diet Coke. She has the bones of 90 year old woman, alhtough she is 72.
 

Judy Davey (14)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:22 pm
I stopped drinking diet soda years ago. The carbonation bothered me. I drink green tea mostly now.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:38 pm
Noted. I got that horrible aftertaste, too, after I drank a couple years ago. So I banned "diet-everything" from my house. Nice to read that all this diet stuff wasn't such a great innovation after all.
 

Sharon W. (4)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:41 pm
Hm, I dislike soda, I rather drink iced water in the summer and tea in the winter.
 

monka blanke (82)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:49 pm
No artificial sweeteners for me, thank's.
 

marie c. (168)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:20 pm
Noted
 

Edith B. (145)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 10:15 pm
My mother is a Diet Coke addict and she has a heart condition. I plan to show her this article, hope it helps.
 

june t. (66)
Monday July 15, 2013, 2:27 am
If I want something cold and bubbly but without sugar, I would have a Perrier.
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:59 am
It's irresistible for somebody
 

Lona Goudswaard (77)
Monday July 15, 2013, 5:12 am
Only drink a little of fruit-and-water mixes, sweetened with natural sweetener (Stevia) . But it'll only take a little time before the reports come in that this is toxic in humans too.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 15, 2013, 5:37 am
no kidding
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 2:57 am
No surprise---opt 4 a tall cold glass of water instead!
 

Jamie Clemons (283)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:00 pm
nope
 

Aileen AWAY P. (37)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:42 am
Noted. Thank you.
 
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