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  • Mungous
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    I try and avoid drinking the stuff where possible. Also don't confuse aspartame (aka NutraSweet) with phenylalanine; it's even worse for you

    Phenylalanine uses the same active transport channel as tryptophan to cross the blood-brain barrier, and, in large quantities, interferes with the production of serotonin.
    Further Reading

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  • Simpleboy
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    No point at all.

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  • LUNN
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    I couldnt help but notice, what point are you trying to make with your offensive signature Simpleboy.

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  • Simpleboy
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    man, At McDs the other day i was serving a kid and his dad, the both ordered Big Mac combos, i asked about the drinks the Dad said coke, the kid diet coke, the look on the fathers face was priceless.

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  • expoITHscohen
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    Originally posted by ATLcenter
    If you drink a Diet Coke and 4 Big Macs a day, then you might as well drink a regular Coke.
    No, you might as well check yourself into the hospital!

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  • ATLcenter
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    Fowler is quick to note that a study of this kind does not prove that diet soda causes obesity

    Many people who drink diet sodas expect the diet soda to be some magic weight reducer so they spend 10 bucks on a Taco bell meal. If you drink a regular Coke and a healthy, balaced diet, you'll be fine. If you drink a Diet Coke and 4 Big Macs a day, then you might as well drink a regular Coke.

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  • expoITHscohen
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    Originally posted by a78jumper
    I find it diificult to believe you can gain weight from something with no calories, expo svp provide your reference.
    Here are a couple links:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/...in701408.shtml

    http://www.diabetesforums.com/dietin...html#post59827

    http://www.team4news.com/Global/story.asp?S=3463098

    http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/m...oda_and_w.html


    I couldn't find the Newsweek article yet, I'll keep looking.

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  • JordanD
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    Originally posted by BA747-436
    Also there are said to be links with Phenylalanine which is found in Diet Coke, and numerious other soft drinks and cancer at a later age. Refer to this for more info

    http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk...sweeteners.htm
    I've noticed pretty much ALL gum has that crap in it too now. Pisses me off. I used to like gum.

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  • ptbodale
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    Too much sodium is not good for you either.

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  • pdeboer
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    Some of the sweeteners (polyols like xylitol, sorbitol and malinol) can have the effect of a laxative, and give you very painful stomach cramps...not a direct life threat, but not very pleasant either.

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  • BA747-436
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    Originally posted by PT737SWA
    Well no, but nobody ever said it was a helth food.
    Whats helth food.....?

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  • FlyingPhotog
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    Originally posted by BA747-436
    Alright so your not going to drop dead tommorow, but at the same time its not exactly good for you is it.
    Well no, but nobody ever said it was a helth food.

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  • BA747-436
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    Alright so your not going to drop dead tommorow, but at the same time its not exactly good for you is it.

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  • FlyingPhotog
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    From what I have read, the amount of aspartame given to the lab mice to cause the cancer is exponentially higher in weight-to-ratio than a human would ever consume. Unless you consume like 24 12-oz cans a day I wouldn't worry about anything, other than a massive caffeine addiction.

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  • a78jumper
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    The caffeine in Diet Coke, indeed many regular sodas causes you to loose more water than you take in. NOT a good thing on a hot day. I find it diificult to believe you can gain weight from something with no calories, expo svp provide your reference. Problem is most people use Diet Coke to wash down a double cheeseburger with large fries and pie, on top of the chocolate bar they ate earlier and wonder why they gain weight.

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