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    Paging Mr. Gorbag - Pop News Article on Diet Soda


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    Funny, I just saw this quote (listed right after the one about how you should NEVER skip meals) on Active:
    A University of Texas Health Science Center study found the more diet sodas a person drank, the greater their risk for becoming overweight. Drinking just two or more cans a day increased waistlines by 500 percent. Why?
    I don't think diet soda is healthy but man that stat sounds wrong.

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    From what I've read, the caffeine increases cortisol, not to mention the tricks that artificial sweeteners play on your brain. Tim Ferriss advocates no more than 400ml a day if you're trying to lose weight.
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    Only you Richmahogany could find such a nonsensical article so quickly after it is published among all the other internet-crap out there...

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    By 500%?? So, if a normal healthy woman with a waistline of 25" suddenly started drinking diet soda, she would end up with a waistline of 150"? LMAO. I've seen some fat people, but not many have waistlines of 150", and boatloads of people drink diet soda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip @ MIPWID View Post
    Tim Ferriss advocates no more than 400ml a day if you're trying to lose weight.
    Lol, I wouldn't put too much stock into what Ferriss says about nutrition.
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    I'm loathe to defend anything Coca-cola makes but the researchers' conjecture feels weak here. They aren't really proposing a mechanism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    By 500%?? So, if a normal healthy woman with a waistline of 25" suddenly started drinking diet soda, she would end up with a waistline of 150"? LMAO. I've seen some fat people, but not many have waistlines of 150", and boatloads of people drink diet soda.
    ...Was your post satire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbag View Post
    Only you Richmahogany could find such a nonsensical article so quickly after it is published among all the other internet-crap out there...
    Hey, I never said it was a good or convincing article. Just thought you'd like to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    ...Was your post satire?
    No, did I do the math wrong? 5x25 = 125 added to 25 because it said increased "by" not "to" = 150". I don't think diet soda is something to drink on a regular basis, but I don't think it makes people twice as wide as they are tall. I know, that wouldn't be technically true because a circumference of 150" isn't the same as being 150" wide. I think I'd need some pi formula for that.

    Ack, geometry was too long ago. Google: diameter = circumference/3.14 (pi rounded), so we'd be talking about someone who was ~ 48" wide in the above example. If the woman is 5'7" tall, she 67" tall. Diet soda puts her at 48" wide. That shit's toxic. (Now I'm just being silly, but still 500% seems excessive.)
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