Essay On Diet Soda

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Diet Soda: Healthy or Unhealthy When people are on a diet, people want to limit their calorie intake, often by measuring the calories in the food they consume. When it comes to drinking soda, some people avoid drinking soda or turning to diet soda. Diet sodas claim to be free of calorie; however are diet sodas truly free of sugar? Mostly all diet sodas contain artificial sugars but what is the result of consuming artificial sugars contained in diet sodas? Furthermore, what are the side effects of consuming artificial sugars on a person’s health? Moreover, are diet sodas helpful or dangerous for low calorie-sugar consumers who want to avoid sugary drinks and their calories? Diet sodas are as unhealthy as regular sodas because both natural …show more content…
Artificial sugars do not help with weight loss according to a study made in 2008 by the journal Circulation, “9,514 people for nine years, drinking artificially sweetened beverages was associated with a 34% greater risk of developing abdominal obesity,” or belly fat. This study demonstrates that a diet soda does not help in weight loss. Diet soda is not helpful for weight loss as it does the opposite according to a study by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, “people who drank diet soda gained almost triple the abdominal fat over nine years as those who didn’t drink diet soda.” These studies demonstrate that diet soda could not have a positive effect towards weight loss as it does the opposite. Moreover, a study made in San Antonio on 3,682 individuals show, “Texas consumption of diet soda was associated with double the risk of becoming overweight or obese.” Once more, studies come to show that diet soda does not necessarily help people to lose weight but might actually do the opposite. Nevertheless, since these studies are only associations, this means that diet drinks might not cause any health risks, however, the consumption of artificial sugars could lead to health problems like diabetes type two and obesity. Although studies only show associations, there is a strong link between

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