Skip to comments.Symptoms: Metabolic Syndrome Is Tied to Diet Soda
Posted on 02/06/2008 1:17:35 AM PST by neverdem
Researchers have found a correlation between drinking diet soda and metabolic syndrome the collection of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes that include abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and blood glucose levels and elevated blood pressure.
The scientists gathered dietary information on more than 9,500 men and women ages 45 to 64 and tracked their health for nine years.
But the one-third who ate the most fried food increased their risk by 25 percent compared with the one-third who ate the least, and surprisingly, the risk of developing metabolic syndrome was 34 percent higher among those who drank one can of diet soda a day compared with those who drank none.
This is interesting, said Lyn M. Steffen, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota and a co-author of the paper, which was posted online in the journal Circulation on Jan. 22. Why is it happening? Is it some kind of chemical in the diet soda, or something about the behavior of diet soda drinkers?
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My hypothesis is not , that you realtives have to be fat but that they are statistically less significant then those who are. ;-)
Bump for later read........
That and hydrogenated fats.
Eliminate high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated fats, and you’ve just taken a huge step forward in avoiding a lot of health issues.
Technically, sugar IS a chemical. Pretty much everything is.
...”up here where LEGAL folk pay their OWN way.”
Good One! Perhaps a name can be given these magical mystical parts of the States.
I meant no MAN-MADE chemicals. I will take what God made.
I heard it adds 3 inches to the girth of your penis.
Now let’s see what the pre-market has on Coca Cola stock.
I drink the diet Code Red. LOVE LOVE love the stuff. Regular Mt. Dew is just too sweet, and I wish they still packaged the diet in 2-litres. I hate buying it by the 12-can pack, especially with our bottle return laws. Taking back empty 2-litres is easier.
No. "Equal" or other brands of Aspartame. There's nothing wrong with Splenda. I believe the complete aspartame warning might be, "Consider that it may not be a good idea to daily dose yourself with an artificial sweetener that was originally developed as a rat poison or that the US Army also looked at for use as a chemical weapon or that releases methanol into your system when metabolized...."
I drop-kicked the diet soda about a year ago. Now if I want something fizzy, I mix 2 parts club soda with 1 part juice.
Sounds good to me. If I drink a pop soda with sugar, I like to cut it 1:1 with club soda or seltzer.
That's what people used to say about aspartame, when comparing it to saccharine. If there's nothing wrong with Splenda, how come I and many others suffer severe intestinal distress is we eat it?
I had some Splenda in my cupboard, and an ant crawled in there and ate some...and died. I thought maybe it just got stuck in the box, but then I remembered that it was an ant, and they can go anywhere. I thought maybe it just sat there eating something "sweet" until it died, but then I remembered that those single ants usually taste something and then bring it back to the colony. I've never found dead ants in my cupboards before. Only in that box of Splenda.
Sucralose is made by replacing three select hydrogen-oxygen groups on sucrose (table sugar) molecules with three chlorine atoms, keeping in mind that table salt is an ionic bond of sodium and chlorine.
Now I still want the soft drinks so I drink Diet Coke w/ Splenda. The supposed experts at the University of "diet" MinneSoda have put the cart before the horse and lord knows how, but these educated morons continued their lunatic farce for nine years.
The exponential loss of mother wit in our culture is a pervasive peril that overshadows the most pressing threats.
C12H22O11 - Sugar
NaCl - Salt
C12H19Cl3O8 - Sucralose
Show me why you think Sucralose can be harmful?
You might also keep in mind that:
Gastric acid consists mainly of hydrochloric acid (HCl) (around 0.5%, or 5000 parts per million), and large quantities of potassium chloride (KCl) and sodium chloride (NaCl).
Sugar that you purchase in a grocery store is MAN-MADE.
I already explained my multiple negative personal experiences with it. I really tried to give it a chance. I drink several Diet Cokes a day. I'm not a-skaired of chemicals, but I'm not touching Splenda any more.
I remember when the Aspartame web scares really started circulating. At the time I worked with a bunch of PhD Chemists. They all laughed at it and said it was crap.
The worst effect I experianced occurred when sitting in team meetings. I would suddenly get violent uncontrollable spasms in my arms and fitfully lurch forward as I slipped off the chair arm. The alarmingly strange neurological symptoms stopped when I stopped dosing myself with Aspartame.
I wonder from time-to-time how many Parkinson's disease cases are actually Aspartame poisonings or at the least have their Parkinson's symptoms exacerbated by this cumulative poison.