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    What health risks are involved with Diet Coke?

    I've heard many things before about how it can cause cancer, its bad for your stomach, things like that. I just wanted to clear up everything because mainly I drink diet cokes all the time, so I just want to know what I'm in for! Thanks in advance!

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    the artificial sweetener "aspirtane" has been found to cause cancer. so i would stick with good old H2O (water)

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    There's no proven link between diet Coke and any disorder that I know of. However, it still contains phosphoric acid which endangers your teeth and digestion.

    Why not try something more nutritious? I'd avoid all the gimmicks and stick to plain fruit juices and tea (iced or hot). Coffee minus the cream and sweetener is a decent choice, too.

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    There's no proven link between diet Coke and any disorder that I know of. However, it still contains phosphoric acid which endangers your teeth and digestion.

    Why not try something more nutritious? I'd avoid all the gimmicks and stick to plain fruit juices and tea (iced or hot). Coffee minus the cream and sweetener is a decent choice, too.

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    I don't know about it causing cancer, but it contains Aspartame (an artificial sweetener also known as: Nutrasweet and Equal). Aspartame has been implicated in memory loss.

    A few years ago I was drinking alot of diet Coke (about 10 cans per day) when I was trying to stay "up" for all the work necessary to Probate my mom's will and documentation after her death. I found I would look at something and not be able to come up with it's name in conversation. Items I always knew the word for. For instance, I would look at a computer mouse and not be able to think of the name for the object "computer mouse".

    I thought I was getting alzheimers at the age of 43, or perhaps just becoming extraordinarily stupid.

    A neighbor of mine, who used to be a nurse, told me that drinking too much Aspartame may be the cause. Once I stopped completely, it took about 2 months for my memory to come back completely, but it did finally come back and I don't use anything with Aspartame anymore.

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    2- 3 cans of diet soft drinks like cola, iced tea or juice are probably not going to be harmful to your health or body. Most things like this in moderation are fine as long as you are not having any significant reactions to them. Some people do have negative health reactions that may be associated with the use of saccharin and aspartame products, like headaches and dizziness. If you are having any of these symptoms, you should definitely cut out diet drinks and foods and go to see your doctor.



    There has been a great deal of research done by the medical community on the use of artificial sweeteners, but none proves directly any serious health risks or problems. This is not to say that it is completely safe because only time can tell this. Also, many people react differently to substances put in their bodies.

    TeenHealthFX is glad that you are not solely relying on diet or sugar filled drinks as your only liquids. It is good that you are drinking a good deal of water. In fact, most dieticians recommend that people drink 6 - 8 8oz. glasses of water per day.


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