Daily diet soda tied to higher heart attack risk – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com


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Just as you were starting to feel virtuous for having switched from sugary sodas to low- or no-calorie substitutes, a new study comes along suggesting that diet sodas might be bad for your head and your heart.

via Daily diet soda tied to higher heart attack risk – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com.

Ah yes, in our modern society you can find a study to pretty much back up whatever you want. It’s pretty convenient. Want more salt? Less salt? An excuse to drink wine every day? Or maybe you want to quote a study at someone to make them feel about drinking wine every day. Well just Google it. Someone has done a study to support it. No matter if you are grounded in common sense or completely off your rocker.

This study was a good example. All the people were of “advanced” age. All at risk already for heart attack and other risks. Another big issue is that it was not peer-reviewed. For any study to be considered true and reliable that is must. But when people want to ignore it they do so that no one tells them how wrong they are. Third is what else did they do? It only tracked the soda. Did they say well I’m having diet soda load me up on butter? A lot of people do that. They somehow think that lowering the sugar content of their drinks gives them carte blanche to eat anything and more of it. Even healthy foods must be consumed carefully. A huge salad is still huge even if it is a salad.

Of course the scare media or national media as you may know them picked this story up and ran with it. It was on local news and splashed on web pages. The story I found talking about the negatives as pretty buried and sure didn’t make local outlets. When will media learn that yes they must report the bad things in our world. It is a pretty messed up place, but we don’t have to focus on it. Focus on positive things, things that also lift people up and further us as a social group. I doubt they ever will, but we can ourselves. You can do it on-line, you can do it in real life. Just Do it as Nike said for so long.

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