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Morning Express with Robin Meade

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Wait. What? DIET soda packs on the pounds too?!

  • Researchers say they were “shocked” by the results of study
  • Atificial sweetners almost like 'crying wolf' for your body
Study: Diet soda may do more harm than good

Drinking diet soda may not be any healthier than chugging full-sugar drinks.

Researchers at Purdue university say the artificial sweeteners can cause you to gain weight because they trick your body into wanting real sugar.

And that some diet soda drinkers are more likely to face diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

The beverage association says the study is just an opinion and sweeteners are safe.

MORE: Fake sugar teases your body by pretending to give it real food

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