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Diet Soda

Carbonated sweet water with minimal calories. Diet sodas may be beneficial to a diet due to satiety effects and displacing sugared sodas, and their health effects should be seen as a sum of the parts like Energy Drinks. Not inherently healthy or unhealthy.

Our evidence-based analysis on diet soda features 62 unique references to scientific papers.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Articles on Diet Soda

Does diet soda cause strokes and dementia?
Is diet soda bad for you?
Research suggests that diet soda is unlikely to be detrimental to metabolic health or body composition. Further controlled trial evidence is needed to explore other possible detriments.
Does aspartame cause headaches?
Does diet soda inhibit fat loss?
It does not inhibit fat loss at all, and may actually suppress appetite that could help fat loss (although it does not induce fat loss per se either). Diet soda, in regards to body fat, is a carbonated inert beverage
Does aspartame increase appetite?
Do artificial sweeteners spike insulin?
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