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Old 10-24-2007, 10:26 AM
 
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Is there any potential health effects when someone drinks excessive amounts of DIET soda? Any studies linking such that anyone knows of? Anybody heard this is bad - seems like I have but can't remember what they are.

thanks.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Is there any potential health effects when someone drinks excessive amounts of DIET soda? Any studies linking such that anyone knows of? Anybody heard this is bad - seems like I have but can't remember what they are.

thanks.
I don't know. I don't drink the stuff because it gives me headaches, and to me, that's a bad sign. Why drink diet soda when you can drink tea or lemon water?

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Old 10-24-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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I don't drink the dietsoda (much) either. Only when I am really watching it around holidays and stuff - mostly I am a tea person - Iced or otherwise. We have a relative that drinks large amounts of caffeinated soda daily and we keep trying to tell her it is bad for her. But she will not listen. Need some ammo.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Yes, bloating is one effect. Also, MANY studies have shown that people who drink at least one diet soda per day tend to ea more as the artificial sweeteners make you hungry. The jury is still up for debate over long term effects. Try buying soda with Stevia as an alt. sweetener.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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1. It tastes nasty
2. It's full of caffein
3. I never saw a thin person who drinks it.
4. It's just chemicals and water. A little is probably fine, but think of your poor body trying to flush out all that nasty stuff.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Drink Blue Sky, Virgil's or Steaz all natural sodas. Even Jones Sosa recently stopped using high fructose corn syrup and Coke and Cargill are trying to get stevia approved again in the US.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:16 PM
 
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This person insists that it is OK for her.

Although she has recently been diagnosed with calcium deficiencies, could it be related to her incessant day long drinking caffeinated diet sodas?

Also I know that the acid in the pop, diet or otherwise is bad for your teeth, have been told so by my dentist.

She also has sleep problems - duh - cause your are drinking caffeinated pop all darn day.

Also, she complains that she is thirsty all the time so she has to drink pop all day. Isn't caffeine a diuretic?

Like talking into the wind...
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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That crap is full of asphartame. (sp)
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:15 PM
 
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Excess soda pop drinking can kill you. I worked in a hospital laboratory, and for months we processed the labs of a young man who was drinking a six-pack of Coke (not diet) every day. He came into the hospital in critical condition with kidney failure. He became very ill, his kidneys developed complications, he was on dialysis for months, and finally he died while waiting for a transplant. It was unbelievable to me that this could happen, but it did. We drink water, iced tea, juice, and coffee at our house.
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:30 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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FDA will not admit nor has took any action but caffine is addictive and understand where they are coming from.

My brother can kill a case of diet pepsi cans in a day.
Which makes me feel great because lol I thought I had a problem.

I would be worried about the additive in the diet drinks and look how long the side effects of smoking, and trans fat finally took america.
Same thing for soda drinkers we need to take back.
I admit I am still an advid soda drinker and that is due to taste.
I like sweet tea and coffee but soda drinks just seem more to fit my taste buds better.
I would first try to have them switch to caffine free drinks like root beer, sprite or Cheerwine.
I cannot even imagine the damage we are doing to our liver and bowels but Im sure it not good replacing water with soda.
That is definite sign they have a problem if their bowels are coming out liguid like.
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