1/31/2012

Dr. Jessica Bartfield, a weight and nutrition expert at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Illinois, said two recent studies connecting diet soda consumption with weight gain fail to prove cause and effect. "Although these studies controlled for many factors, such as age, physical activity, calories consumed, and smoking, there are still a tremendous number of factors such as dietary patterns, sleep, genetics, and medication use that account for the metabolic syndrome/weight gain,” she said.

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