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I know diet drinks seem like a solution, and logically they make sense, but there seems to be something going on with them that science doesn't understand yet. Here is the link to the heart problems statistics for people who drink them.

Diet Drinks Linked to Heart Problems, Stroke

And the key quote from the article, "People who had diet soda every day experienced a 61% higher risk of vascular events than those who reported drinking no soda."
 

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It seems like they're always finding some new way how old things can kill us.:rolleyes: I've been trying to drink more water lately. I don't really care for water, so I've never drank enough of it.
 

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It seems like they're always finding some new way how old things can kill us.:rolleyes: I've been trying to drink more water lately. I don't really care for water, so I've never drank enough of it.
I don't drink enough water either & yet when I have a big glass, it tastes wonderful. Dunno WHAT the heck is wrong with me! :rolleyes: I'm going to have to train myself to drink it more often because I kinda think coffee could be upsetting my stomach lately & about the only other thing I drink is tea with a little sweetener & lemon.
 

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I'm an iced-tea-aholic.

A few years ago, though (pre-D), I finally figured out that, for me, soda's all about the bubbles! So I drink sparkling mineral water or club soda to get my fizz-fix.
 

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Diet cherry pepsi is the ONLY thing at i have not, or will not give up since diagnosis.

If it kills me, so be it
 

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My drink of choice is also sparkling water, but specifically Deer Park Sparkling Berry Lime - it's just great. I'm already stressed about not being able to get it in CA when I get home. I'll be able to get lemon and lime essence, but I'm a creature of habit and I want the Berry Lime! Wonderful stuff.
 
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yeah probably the chemicals in it no doubt.
I used to drink pepsi max every day (1 can a day usually with lunch) but I stopped that a few years ago when my stomach started playing up bad. I can't really drink any carbonated drinks right now as my stomach is already loaded with gas.
Interestingly with my condition, I was taken off 2 of the 3 drugs a couple of weeks ago and my stomach has got worse... burping bad again with pain, etc. I'm having a gastric emptying study done tomorrow morning, so will be interesting to see what results are to that and if it changes anything. Mainly it's used to identify whether there's gastroparesis or not.
 

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I drink diet pop all the time. I'll give up carbs but not diet pop-lol. I still love diet cherry coke or pepsi. I can't believe everything i like will kill me and i am always skeptical of new studies. There is a study to validate whatever you want to believe about most anything. Enjoy your diet pop. Mikey
 

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You need to take these studies in context.

First, this shows no CAUSALITY, only a relationship. It's entirely possible that the consumers of daily diet soda were 1) overweight and 2) non-exercisers compared to regular soda drinkers.

This is no definitive proof of anything.
 
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You need to take these studies in context.

First, this shows no CAUSALITY, only a relationship. It's entirely possible that the consumers of daily diet soda were 1) overweight and 2) non-exercisers compared to regular soda drinkers.

This is no definitive proof of anything.
I avoid it simply 'cause I've never liked the stuff.
 

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I just cant give up my diet pepsi Max. I am positively addicted to it.
 
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You need to take these studies in context.

First, this shows no CAUSALITY, only a relationship. It's entirely possible that the consumers of daily diet soda were 1) overweight and 2) non-exercisers compared to regular soda drinkers.

This is no definitive proof of anything.
This! I believe the "relationship" between the two has more to do with those who are unhealthy are switching to diet soda as one of the first things they do. There's plenty of people who order a fast food meal, upsize it, and get a diet soda. Somehow "diet soda" negates all the crap in the fast food meal. :dizzy:

Now, yes, there are some questionable ingredients in diet soda and artificial sweeteners... but I haven't seen anything really definitive.

I love Coke Zero... two glasses a day in the morning and I'm good. Could do coffee or tea I suppose...but still would be using the sweeteners.
 
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Diet cherry pepsi is the ONLY thing at i have not, or will not give up since diagnosis.

If it kills me, so be it
I feel the same way about Diet Dr Pepper!:D
 

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What Beefy and WDmama said. They did a long-term study on the apparent correlation between diet soda and diabetes, and discovered that it was simply that people at high risk for diabetes drank diet soda more than people not at high risk for diabetes. Self-selection. The link between diet soda and heart disease is the same as the link between diet soda and diabetes; people who are overweight, have metabolic syndrome, etc. choose diet soda more than people without these conditions.
 
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