Monday, February 25, 2008

Diet Soda and the Disease Connection


Science has connected the dots between drinking diet soda, heart disease and obesity. Wait, isn't a cool, sparkling diet beverage sweetened with poisonous High Fructose Corn Crap supposed to help us avoid these two?

Nope. Those ubiquitous beverages cause Metabolic Syndrome. MS is a cluster of risk factors such as excessive fat around your waist, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood pressure, all of which can raise your risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

Researchers examined the diets of over 9,500 people between the ages of 45 and 64. They were categorized into two groups: a “western diet” that included processed meat, fried foods and red meat, or a “sensible diet” that included more fruits and vegetables, fiber, poultry and fish. They concluded that lots of meat, fried and cured foods and diet soda increase your risk of heart disease.
Reuters January 22, 2008
Circulation February 2008;117:754-761

Peace, Love and Understanding,
Chef Wendell

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