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Mar 31, 2014 01:43 PM

Diet Soda that Sh*t is going to kill you....especially if you are a woman.....

If you haven't seen this all over the news the past few days here is an article for you. For clarification purposes the article or study goes on to explain they don't find a direct link between the soda and heart disease, but rather a trend of unhealthy practices between the majority of diet soda drinkers and higher levels of obesity, smoking and diabetes. It really draws a pretty (un)attractive portrait of female diet soda drinkers.

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  1. I suspect diet sodas drinkers are not much less attractive than regular soda drinkers. Since I don't drink coffee, etc., I'm not too worried about the couple of diet sodas I drink each week.

    1. There are any number of things consumed by an at-risk person in this study that are more likely connected to real risk. This is just sloppy "science."

      1. As for the "especially if you're a woman" part, women are the majority of diet soda drinkers, so there are no surprises there, either. But it's still silly science.

          1. re: fldhkybnva

            Exactly. As in, "this is news???" Are there people who still think any kind of soda is good for you...?

            1. re: Ttrockwood

              Well this report doesn't even go so far as saying it's bad for you.

            1. re: janniecooks

              And covariance does not imply correlation.

              1. re: janniecooks

                Another example of "post hoc ergo propter hoc."