Thursday, June 16, 2005

One cruel joke

I mean, it is like making toothpaste out of sugar.

Source:"What didn't surprise us was that total soft drink use was linked to overweight and obesity," Fowler tells WebMD. "What was surprising was when we looked at people only drinking diet soft drinks, their risk of obesity was even higher."

"That may be just what happens when we offer our bodies the sweet taste of diet drinks, but give them no calories. Fowler points to a recent study in which feeding artificial sweeteners to rat pups made them crave more calories than animals fed real sugar."

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2 comments:

Dave Justus said...

It occurs to me, that fat people might chose diet soft drinks more often then skinny people.

Cubicle said...

Yea, but that is what is instresting about the study that was cited.

The took normal people and watched them as they put on weight. The ones who drank diet sodas had a higer chance of getting fat.

Thought that study does not show causality, it is pushing in that direction.