Diet soft drinks could still cause weight gain, warn scientists

According to a ten year study of nearly 500 men and women, low calorie soft drinks can still result in weight gain even if drunk in small quantities.

The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Texas’s health science centre revealed that those who downed two or more fizzy drinks each day experienced weight gain, five times the rate of those who didn’t drink diet soft drinks at all.

Professor Helen Hazuda, from the university’s science centre said that it may be that the artificial sweeteners in diet soft drinks may result in a ‘sweet tooth’, distorting appeitite and possibly even resulting in damage to key brain cells.

‘They may be free of calories but not of consequences.’ She said.

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