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Old 02-13-2011, 04:16   #1
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One of my habits. Since being diagnosed diabetic I even got worse. In the last three months however I have turned it around pretty good and limited my self to one bottle a day and even being caffeine free if I can. When traveling I go for the bad though.

Today a friend told me he just read an article linking strokes and people who drink diet pop/soda. Has anyone else heard or read this? Maybe I should re-adjust my thinking and just eliminate pop altogether.

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Murph, I've had literally DOZENS of people tell me the 'dangers' of diet soda/pop.

Most have either "read an article" or "saw on the internet" or simply "heard" these things.

I looked at the recent study released that is causing the media to suggest the risk of stroke. (Northern Manhattan Study of nearly 3000 adults.) It is, in my opinion, a poor and inconclusive study that suggests a possible link may exist, but this study did not take into account SEVERAL factors that could also be influential... Correlation in NO WAY equals causation.

As an example, the study didn't take into account if any of their diet soda drinkers were diabetic. And we all know that diabetics do have a higher incidence of stroke than non-diabetics. As such, if there were a majority of their drinkers that were diabetic, it would be much more likely that the diabetes would be the cause, not the diet soda.

To date, there has been NO credible evidence that the non-sugar sweeteners in diet sodas cause cancer, stroke, etc. in humans. In fact, even saccharin, which used to be thought to cause cancer (because some studies linked it in rats), was proven safe when it was shown the clinical trials did NOT apply to humans.

(The conspiracy theorist in me suggests it's probably the US Sugar Refiners funding and releasing this propaganda, LOL.)

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I also haven't found a credible source for the "dangers" of diet soda, but I know pregnant women are being warned against artificial sweeteners now because of a study that showed drinking it daily could cause pre-term labor... however, as you said, correlation does not equal causation. There are many, many unknown causes of premature birth, and there are many other factors about the participants I would want to know about before taking the study seriously.

However, my instinct tells me that artificial sweeteners are probably not the healthiest thing to ingest. Considering my philosophy is to eat as close to the source and as natural as possible... my drinking diet soda makes me a huge hypocrite LOL.

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I heard a snippet about diet soda being linked recently to heart diesase and stroke but they said it was preliminary study and too early to start telling people to stop. but of course it makes a common household item sounds scary and dangerous so the local news ran with it

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Although I'm not a soda person, I drink gallons of diet green tea, so I guess the issue of artificial sweeteners is still alive & well. But I'm inclined to agree with Joe . . . any common household item sounding scary and dangerous sells papers.




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... even being caffeine free ...
Good question, BTW. Is caffeine related to BG or it´s free? I have an habit to drink a lot of soda also (actually Coke zero) and black coffee with aspartame. Do you think it can brings some BG related problem?

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I too drink a lot of diet soda. I guess the question is.. Diet or Fully leaded! I think the diet soda is far better.

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i drink more diet pepsi wild cherry in a day then most of you drink in a week, if not more.

its the only thing that i have no intention of ever giving up.

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I have had a stroke and I drink too much Diet Coke also I am quite lazy too witch also accounts for stroke also.

Too much of a good thing.

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I know this will maybe sound crazy but I have had to give up diet cola because it causes my bs to go up. It will raise my bs 100 points if I drink 2 cups of it. Sugar free red bull doesn't raise me like diet cokes or diet pepsis do.

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