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Diet Soda is Still Diet, Right?

By Betty Murray Don’t be fooled by the name. Diet soda—although calorie free and sugar free—is not healthy. The calories and sugar in diet soda are replaced with other ingredients that contribute to weight gain, among other health issues. Studies have linked diet soda to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that …

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The link between sugary drinks and genetic obesity

By Betty Murray Sugary drinks may increase the effect of genes that predispose people to obesity, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Sugary drinks, including sports drinks and soda are directly related to increased weight gain. They are the largest single food source of calories in the country. According …

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