Diet soda spurs belly fat accumulation in older adults

March 17, 2015 5:44 PM

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In a new study by researchers at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonia, an increase in diet soda consumption among older adults was directly correlated with abdominal obesity.

The findings raise concerns about how chronic diet soda drinking may bring on metabolic syndrome, which in addition to obesity can result in a series of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

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