If you believe that drinking diet soda will help you lose or keep weight off, you should think again.  A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined national patterns in adult diet beverage consumption.  They found that overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages just end up consuming more calories from food than obese or overweight adults who drink regular soda or other sugary beverages.

Looking at data from the 1999-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), they reviewed patterns in adult diet beverage consumption and caloric intake by body-weight status.

The bottom line is that people who are either overweight or obese that drink diet soda end up eating a comparable amount of total calories when compared to overweight adults who drink sugary beverages.  They end up taking in significantly more calories from their solid food meals and snacks.

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