CPC Fellow Barry Popkin comments on diet soda consumption in NY Times

Jul 25, 2007

People who drank more than one diet soda each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, suggests a large but inconclusive study. ..."There's too much contradictory evidence that shows that diet beverages are healthier for you in terms of losing weight that I would not put any credence to the result on the diet (drinks)," said Barry Popkin, of UNC Chapel Hill, who has called for cigarette-style surgeon general warnings about the negative health effects of soda.

The article ("Study: More than 1 diet soda a day risky") appears in the July 24, 2007 issue of the New York Times. To read the entire article, click here:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Diet-Soda-Heart-Risks.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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