Topic: diet soda

Coca-Cola Addresses Obesity Under Guise Of Health Consciousness, Primarily Defending Itself

Coca-Cola Addresses Obesity Under Guise Of Health Consciousness, Primarily Defending Itself

Coca-Cola has long been one of the leading producers in America’s favorite drink: soda. Of course, while the days of yore consisted of a soft drink on special occasions, people now consume one, two, even five or more sugary carbonated drinks each day. As a result, the soft drink industry has caught on and is attempting to clear its image. More »

Diet & Sweetened Drinks Linked To Depression

Diet & Sweetened Drinks Linked To Depression

My mom didn’t let us drink soda when I was growing up because of its potential affect on our teeth. Every once in a while, though, I got a ginger ale or Sprite and was totally in love with how sweet, fizzy and wonderful it was. I fully understand why people can get so hooked on sweetened drinks, as well as diet ones, but putting down the can or bottle is an increasingly good idea for those who find themselves consuming multiple sodas per week. More »

Study: Diet Soda Drinkers More Prone To Heart Disease…Because They’re Less Healthy

Study: Diet Soda Drinkers More Prone To Heart Disease...Because They're Less Healthy

For a while now, health studies have shown that diet soda consumption is linked to higher rates of heart disease, stroke, and even weight gain. But is it because diet soda itself causes these things–or is it, as a group of researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine point out in a recently published article, because older diet soda drinkers just tend to be less healthy and more overweight? And if that’s the case, why are they still drinking it? Could it be because diet soda continues to represent itself as the heart-healthy option? More »

Diet Coke, #ShowYourHeart By Owning Your Link To Heart Attacks

Diet Coke, #ShowYourHeart By Owning Your Link To Heart Attacks

Fashion Week in New York City just wouldn’t be the same without its staples: big designers, scary-skinny 17-year-olds, and copious cans and cups brimming with Diet Coke.  So it makes sense that the company who has made its millions as a zero-calorie meal replacement for hoards of disordered eaters is teaming up, yet again, with America’s biggest week in style. What makes less sense, though, is Diet Coke’s joint project with The Heart Truth® , which combat’s America’s biggest killer: heart disease. Because, you know, Diet Coke has been linked to heart attacks. More »

Dr. Pepper Ten’s “Manly Calories” — Not For Women

Dr. Pepper Ten's "Manly Calories" â Not For Women

Real men don’t drink diet. That’s the idea behind the new campaign for Dr. Pepper Ten—the 10-calorie soft drink that launches next week boasting a strict ‘no women’ policy. Clearly, if you don’t have hair on your chest and your biceps don’t look like the Appalachians, you should stay away; this beverage is just too masculine for us delicate women. I mean we might just chip a nail opening the can or—gasp!—gain weight from all those big, beefy calories, and we just can’t take that risk. Right? Wrong. One word describes this campaign in a nutshell and that is: Ridiculous. More »

Research Links Diet Sodas to Stroke

Research Links Diet Sodas to Stroke

We’ve long been leery of all the chemicals, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners used to jack up drinkers of diet sodas, and a new study indicating that drinking diet soft drinks may increase risk for stroke only makes us more worried about the mysterious effects of those calorie-free cans. Researchers tracked the habits and health of about 2,500 adults in Manhattan over a nearly 10-year period, and found that those who drank diet sodas daily had about a 48% higher risk of stroke or heart attack than subjects who drank no soft drinks at all. More »

Gwyneth Paltrow Has Osteopenia and Your Husband Might Be Gay: Morning News Roundup

Gwyneth Paltrow Has Osteopenia and Your Husband Might Be Gay: Morning News Roundup

Married To The Wrong Man? ChristWire.org’s 9 Signs Your Husband is Gay could really help clear things up. (Huffington Post)

Diet Soda Is Bad For Pregnancy. Scientists say artificial sweeteners could lead to premature birth. Stick with a juice box. (Telegraph)

Blondes Make Better Housewives Than Brunettes. In movies, that is. ‘‘Brune/Blonde,” an exhibition and book from Alain Bergala, explores women’s hair color in film, art, and mythology. (New York Times)

Gwyneth Paltrow Has Bad Bones. She was diagnosed with osteopenia, and she should probably start taking vitamin D and eating sardines. (NPR)

Cougars Aren’t Real. Sociologist Michael Dunn says that cougars are a myth created by the media (who, us?). Time Magazine doesn’t believe him. (The Frisky) More »