Overweight Americans who pick diet drinks eat more food: study

January 16, 2014 9:46 PM

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Overweight Americans who pick diet drinks eat more food: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Heavy Americans who drink diet beverages rather than those sweetened with sugar appear to eat more, according to a study released on Thursday that raised questions about the role lower-calorie drinks play in helping people lose weight.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University analyzed data from a U.S. survey of 24,000 people over a period of 10 years. People who were overweight or obese generally consumed the same amount of calories a day no matter what they drank, but those who chose diet drinks got more of those calories from foo...

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