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May 27th, 2014
08:55 PM ET

Industry-funded study claims diet soda helps weight loss

It's called diet soda for a reason. But does it help you lose weight?

According to a recent study in the journal Obesity, diet soda drinkers lost more weight over a 12-week period than those who drank just water alone.

Diet soda helps weight loss, industry-funded study finds

But do the claims add up?

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OutFront, Samantha Cassetty is a registered dietitian.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Healthy Diet

    I personally think that diet sodas don't do any good for weight loss. They also have a bitter after-taste no matter what the manufacturers say.

    Still, the best way to lose weight is through a healthy diet and exercise.

    October 22, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Reply
  2. james

    water and fruits did the trick for me

    May 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Reply
  3. Alica

    Sometimes its more of what you take and how you take it. i think i lost over 10lbs with what i ate but most of the time it requires a weight management and setting goals to it. http://bit.ly/1k1HyTR

    May 28, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Reply
  4. Average Joe

    I dunno. I went from 210 to 193 in less than a year while drinking no more than one Diet Coke per week, coupled with a boatload of cardio & some very recent strength training.

    (Not sure what the science is there, just an account.)

    May 27, 2014 at 11:55 pm | Reply

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