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Zorba Paster: Study links diet soda to stroke, dementia risk

Half of all Americans, however, drink soda on any given day – an average of two to three cans per day, in fact. If you’re consuming the “hard stuff,” regular soda, it has the equivalent of about 20 teaspoons of sugar in a 20-ounce serving. If I told you to swallow 20 sugar cubes in a few minutes, you’d call me nuts. But that’s what you do when you drink a 20-ouncer of regular soda.

Is diet soda really that bad for you? Maybe not

But now there is a glimmer of hope for those of us who crave the snap and fizz of a can of diet soda getting cracked open, content in the knowledge that there is a zero calorie elixir to take the edge off the day.

Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia

Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former. Now, more evidence has emerged to refute that rationale.

Study links diet soda to childhood overweight

Could diet soda be fueling the rise of childhood obesity? A new study of more than 3,000 Canadian children and their mothers finds a strong link between the amount of artificially sweetened beverages the women drank during pregnancy and the body mass index of their babies.