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Artificial Sweetener Dangers?

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English: Diet Coke Products

English: Diet Coke Products (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I used to think that a diet drink was harmless but no more.  I must admit to consuming one for breakfast (shameful for a nutritionist), but that habit stopped years ago.  Now I am extra glad I did.  No one knows just how many of these drinks contribute to metabolic derangement including diabetes type 2 discussed in the article below.  I just received a research briefing from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network with the following news:  “Up to two-thirds of pancreatic cancer patients experience the onset of diabetes in the three years prior to their cancer diagnosis.” Therefore, it may be prudent to check your intake and limit them considerably, i.e., moderation, moderation, moderation!

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2 thoughts on “Artificial Sweetener Dangers?

  1. QUITE MEANINGFUL A CAUTION, MY THANKS.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this! A few weeks back a study funded by the soda companies came out saying that diet soda is still a good way to help lose weight. Interestingly enough, this article came out a few months after sales of diet soda dropped.
    This is a constant battle that I’ve had for years now with people that approach me saying that diet soda is not bad. People seem to forget that the big enemy here is not the calories…

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