"When matched for initial body mass index (BMI), gender, ethnicity, and diet, drinkers of artificially sweetened beverages consistently had higher BMIs at the follow-up, with dose dependence on the amount of consumption."
this means that people who drink diet soda have higher BMIs than non-diet-soda-drinkers.
but there are several possibilites to explain this.
-there is no actual correlation between weight GAIN and diet soda, just BMI (WEIGHT) and diet soda
by the way, BMI doesnt mean sh*t. according to BMI most jacked people here are considered overweight or obese (my BMI is 26, according to that im overweight)
additionally most people drinking diet soda are probably somehow involved in physical activities or fitness, because drinking diet soda indicates that you care about your physical appearance. or theyre simply fat people trying to lose weight, which could also be an explanation, because those people are mostly the "one maxi menu with diet coke"-fatties who are obese and drink diet soda to make up for their junk food "diets" (these guys: "Conversely, knowingly ingesting aspartame was associated with increased overall energy intake, suggesting overcompensation for the expected caloric reduction ")
there is no link between FAT gain and artificial sweeteners, just BMI and - at best - weight gain (2 to 7% more diet soda drinkers gained weight compared to non diet soda drinkers, this doesnt mean sh*t - additionally the difference was less than 2 pounds)
diet soda does NOT hinder weight loss:
"A double blind study subjected 55 overweight youth to 13 weeks of a 1,000 Kcal diet accompanied by daily capsules of aspartame or lactose placebo. Both groups lost weight, and the difference was not significant. Weight loss was attributed to caloric restriction "
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