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Soda Makes You Fat

  • 2007-09-18 CNN.com/health Nutritionists: Soda making Americans drink themselves fat By Caleb Hellerman (via http://truemors.com/?p=15224 ). Quotes ( emphasis mine)

    In fact, said Dr. David Ludwig, a Harvard endocrinologist whose 2001 paper in the Lancet is widely cited by obesity researchers, sweetened drinks are the only specific food that clinical research has directly linked to weight gain.

    "Highly concentrated starches and sugars promote overeating, and the granddaddy of them all is sugar-sweetened beverages," said Ludwig, who runs the Optimal Weight for Life Program at Children's Hospital in Boston.

    The rise in soft drink consumption mirrors the national march toward obesity. At the midpoint of the 20th century, Americans drank four times as much milk as soda pop. Today, the ratio is almost completely reversed, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meanwhile, in the past 30 years the national obesity rate has more than doubled, and among teenagers, more than tripled, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Even Diet Soda Makes You Fat

artificial sweeteners (e.g. diet sodas) apparently indirectly lead to weight gain:

apparently simply the acidity of soda may cause a lower metabolism


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