Diet Soda: Builds Desire, Decreases Satisfaction

August 21, 2014 4:53 PM

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Diet Soda: Builds Desire, Decreases Satisfaction

Sweetness without calories sounded like the ultimate free lunch, and when sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose were introduced they were thought to be the answer to both our sugar cravings and to our desire to be slim.

Alas, quite surprisingly, diet drinks are associated with weight gain in several long-term large studies, even after results are controled for the fact that heavier people are more likely to choose diet drinks. To be fair, not all studies have shown the diet-drink obesity link, and it remains unclea...

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