๐ŸŽ Today’s Health Tip ~ Is Drinking Regular or Diet Harmful to Your Health?

Are You Drinking Regular or Diet Cola?

Scientists in Boston found that drinking one or more regular or diet cola every day doubles your risk of metabolic syndromeโ€”a cluster of conditions, including high blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, and excess fat around the waist, that increase your chance of heart disease and diabetes. One culprit could be the additive that gives soda its caramel color, which upped the risk of metabolic syndrome in animal studies. Scientists also speculate that soda drinkers regularly expose their tastebuds to natural or artificial sweeteners, conditioning themselves to prefer and crave sweeter foods, which may lead to weight gain, says Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD, a professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and the study’s lead researcher.ย 

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