Dr. Debra Judelson comments on “Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults”

This study supports the finding that overweight and obese older adults may try to lose weight using many methods, including reducing caloric intake and diet sodas, to name a few methods. Since the study was not a placebo controlled double blinded study, it only advises us that obese people are more likely to remain over weight without other efforts. No clear finding about the use of any efforts, such as the use of soda, diet soda, diet drinks, diet, foods, or exercise can be determined from this study. While I support the efforts to learn more about diet and weight, it is premature to come to any finding about the role of diet soda or diet drinks from the study.

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March 23, 2015 Statements