Diet Soda: Not as Health-Friendly as You Might Think

Friday, July 27th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

“Can I get a number 2, extra cheese, large fries, and yeah, you can super-size that. Oh, and can I get a Diet Coke?”

That scenario takes place often among Americans. Despite the obesity epidemic currently consuming this country, people will load up their menus with calories and fat, but often opt for those diet soft drinks.

While diet soda seems to be a healthy choice for the avid soda drinker, a recent study by Boston University shows that drinking more than one regular or diet soft drink a day may be associated with an increase in the risk factors for heart disease and other chronic diseases, the subject of this week’s Disease Management Update

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