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Diet Soda Takes a Hit in a New Study

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Wed. Jan 23, 12:38pm

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Interesting BUT they don't really say what this metabolic syndrome is or how they know you have it or how it affects you before you get anything that might come with it. They just say it can lead up to diabetes, heart disease and etc. So there isn't a lot of info. I am sure if you took 1000 people and followed their eating habits for nine years you could come up with the same 40% who might develop diabetes, heart disease etc.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 12:48 PM

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look half way through the article--there's a section that says WHAT IS Metabolic Syndrome and how you get it.....

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 12:53 PM

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Interesting article but they don't know that it was the actual diet soda that caused the syndrome. They suggest that some people that drink diet soda splurge in other areas (fried food, etc.) which could also be the cause of the syndrome.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 1:06 PM

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Another odd thing was the white rice contributing to this syndrome.
In the Philipines, china, japan...... they eat a lot of white rice and as far as I am aware for the most part they are pretty healthy people. Until our fast food invaded their countries.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 2:12 PM

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but keep in mind, those countries don't have diets like ours. we mix that white rice with the wrong foods and call it a meal. i'm totally guilty of this! it's high on the glycemic index, mix that with high fat foods, and that's where you run into problems.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 2:28 PM

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So, it seems moderation would be the key- a diet soda is OK, 5 is probably pushing your luck. A steak every now and then is OK, A steak every day is pushing it.

I thought it was interesting that vegetables didn't really help.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 2:33 PM

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I read the whole article and they tell you WHAT metabolic Syndrome is but not the exact cause of it or what the affects are before you get one of the listed things. So really the 2nd poster is correct. They just say it can lead to diabetes, etc. And it doesn't say that drinking diet soda is a cause of it, it say diet soda could make people think they can eat more of the bad stuff which causes it. There are lots of things that cause diabetes, heart disease etc. So this is really nothing new. And it specifically says white rice doesn't contribute to it which was odd.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 2:42 PM

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I always thought it was called "metabolic syndrome" for the very reason that they can't pinpoint the cause or precursors etc.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 7:16 PM

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