Diet Soda Linked to Wider Waistlines Over Time

Although often assumed to be a healthier choice when it comes to beverages, diet soda isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be. A new study is linking diet soda consumption to expanding waistlines in older adults. Other research has previously attributed negative lifestyle impact such as risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes to the sugar replacements in diet sodas; now, the test group of adults over 65 showed wider waistlines than those who did not consume diet soda. While clearly calories are not the reason for the link, it is believed that people who consume diet soda tend to overeat in other areas, leading to weight gain and health issues.

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