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A 66-year-old female asked:

i am 66 year old woman , no major health issues. . i enjoy one can of diet cola per day. should i be concerned i read it is horrible for your health.

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Why would people pay: for expensive ads to state what you have heard? Could it be that they are selling fear (easiest way to catch the attention of all humans) in order to sell something else? Such as more addictive higher$margin sugar cola; claimed to be all natural because contains sugar. Yet our bodies evolved from nomadic hunter/gatherer ancestors & I don't think they ever gathered much sugar in forests or plains.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Provided original answer
Accurate answer is: No one really knows, especially the cumulative effect over time or for a single individual. Why? Because the vehicle we drive (Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body; the ultimate Hi-Tech) is fantastically more complex than any researchers/physicians fully understand, i.e. Low-Tech medicine (those fellow vehicle drivers working, in various ways & varying quality to figure out the Real Hi-Tech!)
Aug 1, 2015
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Provided original answer
Most humans have a sweet tooth. Industrial methods have been developed to extract/concentrate sugar (in all forms) from nature, at low cost, easy to add to all kinds of things for human appeal & sugar is grand fathered in; was never required to undergo human clinical trials for outcome. The newer "sweetners" had to undergo human clinical trials to be approved; yet the longest trial was only ~1 yr.
Aug 1, 2015

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