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Q: can diet soda increase cholestrol levels

the effects of diet soda; can diet soda increase cholestrol and sugar levels

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8/28/08 11:19am

Hi Carmel,

 

No, diet soda will not increase cholesterol or sugar levels.  Diet soda is sweetened by an artificial sweetener - aspartame - that does not contribute sugar; therefore, does not affect your cholesterol.

 

The draw back to diet soda (or any soda for that matter) is carbonation (bubbles and fizz effect).  Anything that's carbonated has a reduced acidity (or pH balance).  This acidity promotes erosion of your tooth enamel.  That would be one of the reason's dentist's are anti-soda!

 

All the best,

 

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lower Cholesterol, Control Blood Pressure, Lose Weight

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Dawn, Community Member
4/20/12 3:21pm

http://www.livestrong.com/article/308876-cholesterol-diet-soda/

 

Please see the website above. I disagree and I believe it can.

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Mike, Community Member
3/19/09 10:53am

Uhh well a reduced pH is actually acidic, though i dont tihnk thats what you meant. 

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spoil, Community Member
11/21/09 5:44pm

does diet soda increase LDL cholestetrol?

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