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Diet Sodas, no Bueno

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UnbeatableSoup 1
Gigix4 1
Dorothy Parker 1
SagaciousSighFiGurl 1
TinktheSprite 4
DVaz 2
Judas 1
Prolix Raconteur 2
fuzz81 1
Karras 3
Tennismom111 1

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SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 116 days ago -

I'm not going to wag my finger , lol, but we need to ban this stuff. I like regular soda if I'm going to drink it as a preference and I've had some diet sodas but they don't taste as good IMO. Ice tea is my fave and I guess it's gonna stay that way.

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People who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who drink one less than once a week, researchers reported Thursday.

It's yet another piece of evidence that diet drinks are not a healthy alternative to sugary drinks, and suggests that people need to limit both, doctors said.


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While the findings do not prove that diet drinks damage brains, they support other studies that show people who drink them frequently tend to have poorer health.

The researchers, led by Matthew Pase of the Boston University School of Medicine and colleagues, studied more than 4,000 people for their report, published in the journal Stroke.

"We found that those people who were consuming diet soda on a daily basis were three times as likely to develop both stroke and dementia within the next 10 years as compared to those who did not consume diet soda," Pase told NBC News.

"Our study provides further evidence to link consumption of artificially sweetened beverages with the risk of stroke," the team wrote.

"To our knowledge, our study is the first to report an association between daily intake of artificially sweetened soft drink and an increased risk of both all-cause dementia and dementia because of Alzheimer's disease."

The team did not ask people which artificial sweetener they used. Some of those in the diet drinks were likely saccharin, acesulfame, aspartame, neotame or sucralose, the researchers said.

To their surprise, the team did not find the same risk for sugar-sweetened beverages. But they found other troubling signs. "In our first study we found that those who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as fruit juices and sodas had greater evidence of accelerated brain aging such as overall smaller brain volumes, they had poorer memory function and they also had smaller hippocampus, which is an area of the brain important for memory consolidation," Pase said. 

Karras --- 116 days ago -

"ingredients of a Diet Coke right off of its bottle: carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium citrate, natural flavors, citric acid, and caffeine."

Caramel Color has caused lung cancer in mice.

Aspartame: increased cancer in mice, fake sweetners cause people to gain weight.

Phospheric Acid: Erodes tooth enamel, causes kidney disease

Natural Flavors: From foods found in nature. Doesn't mean they are good for you.

A good alternative: Squeeze lemon or lime over crushed ice, pour in seltzer/carbonated water. Much better. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 116 days ago -

Another win for BEER! 

UnbeatableSoup --- 116 days ago -

LOL.

I'll celebrate that win with a cold beer later today. 

fuzz81 --- 116 days ago -

I can only imagine what kind of garbage beer you drink. Bud Light cans probably line your trailer 

Karras --- 116 days ago -

Better than Labbatt's. 

DVaz --- 116 days ago -

I don't believe any of those studies. Hell, even the sugar industry was secretly funding "studies" to blame saturated fat on why Americans have been so overweight for decades. Turns out, sugar was the main culprit. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 116 days ago -

Hell, I'd take a bud light any day over all these hipster/poser "craft" Honey Pumpkin Ale's and other crap that people call good these days.

We used to get Moosehead beer around here. That was good Canadian beer, but I haven't seen it in a while. 

TinktheSprite --- 116 days ago -

DH was a Diet-Coke-aholic. He's switched to sparkling water in the last 4-5 months. He prefers plain no lemon/lime or other flavor. He was drinking 10-12 cans/day. If he can quit, anyone can. Now he has one when we go out to eat. Finding plain sparkling water in stores is not always easy. They don't stock many probably because it sis seen as a mixer. I buy them all when I see them. 

Judas --- 116 days ago -

People who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who drink one less than once a week, researchers reported Thursday.



While I agree diet sodas are no good what so ever, there may be absolutely no correlation between them and the strokes other than the same idiots who drink them are already at risk for stroke because they have a bunch of bad habits.

Speaking of bad habits, reference Ray David Karras who makes us witness his bad habit daily. 

Dorothy Parker --- 116 days ago -

Anyone who prefers Bud Light has no tastebuds! So gross. 

Karras --- 116 days ago -

Lone Star or Shiner Light would be my choice. 

TinktheSprite --- 116 days ago -

I heard a lady the other day refer to Shiner Bock as "Shiny Butt". LOLOLOLOLOL 

Gigix4 --- 116 days ago -

No diet drinks here ... and no artificial sugar or butter. If I'm going to die from the real stuff, I'm going to die happy! 

TinktheSprite --- 116 days ago -

Kroger has the best "Real" butter price for single purchase. It is in a big 1# chunk, not cut into sticks called Psst Butter $2.99, salted butter only vs $3.69 for Kroger butter sticks. Or $10 for 4 packages of sticks at Costco. Often butter goes on sale during Christmas Baking Season. Butter freezes well when wrapped in plastic. 

DVaz --- 116 days ago -

He's switched to sparkling water in the last 4-5 months. He prefers plain no lemon/lime or other flavor.

Same here. Kroger's has a great selection. It's more refreshing to me than diet soda. But when eating out I get as many refills as I can. Diet Coke with a splash of real Coke.

the same idiots who drink them are already at risk for stroke because they have a bunch of bad habits.

I agree. So many people order massive amounts of cholesterol filled fast food everyday, then think it is cancelled out by not drinking sugary drinks. 

Tennismom111 --- 116 days ago -

Read the benefits of tea. Keep tea in the car and you will forget coke in a few weeks. 

TinktheSprite --- 115 days ago -

think it is cancelled out by not drinking sugary drinks.
^^^^This 

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