Another study links diet soda to weight gain
|Another study links diet soda to weight gain||Darrell Miller||12/26/16|
December 26, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Another study links diet soda to weight gain
There are many who switch from regular to diet soda when they go on a diet so as not to be without their favorite drinks. However, a recent study conducted by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health shows that artificial sweeteners may actually cause more weight gain than regular sugar. The research adjusted data for other factors and found that those who drink more diet soda tend to be more heavyset. The leading theories on why this happens are that it alters the gut flora or that the lack of calories makes us eat more.
- This latest investigation on the subject was conducted by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, Maryland.
- The researchers analyzed data compiled from 1984 to 2006 as part of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
- Chronic low-calorie sweetener consumption was shown to contribute to obesity, particularly abdominal obesity.
"After correcting the data of the 1,454 study participants for lifestyle factors such as smoking, gender and diet, the team found a link between obesity levels, body size and the consumption of diet soda."