Diet soda drinkers have the same health issues as those who drink regular soda, according to a new report.
Purdue University researchers reviewed a dozen studies published in the past five years that examined the relationship between consuming diet soda and health outcomes, according to CNN. They then published an opinion piece on their findings in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, saying they were “shocked” by the results.
CNN reports that artificial sweeteners in diet soda fulfill a person’s craving for a sweet taste, without the calories. But that's the problem, according to researchers. Think of it like crying wolf.
The fake sugar in diet sodas teases your body by pretending to give it real food. But when your body doesn't get the things it expects to get, it becomes confused on how to respond. While the studies they reviewed only looked at diet soft drinks, the researchers suggest that this could apply to other products that contain artificial sweeteners as well.
To read the full article, go here: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/10/diet-soda-may-do-more-harm-than-good/?sr=fb071113dietsodaharm12p