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No evidence sugar-free soft drinks aid weight loss – study

Feb 2nd, 2017 by

Academics say no evidence to support perception that ‘diet’ drinks are healthier than full-sugar versions

Soft drinks made with artificial sweeteners, such as diet colas, do not help people lose weight and may be as big a part of the obesity problem as the full-sugar versions, academics have said.

A paper by researchers at Imperial College London and two universities in Brazil contends that artificially sweetened beverages, often called diet drinks, are just as big a problem as those containing sugar. There is no evidence they help people lose weight, they say, possibly because people assume they can eat more because their drinks are low in sugar.

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