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What are the health risks of drinking too much diet coke?

What are the health risks of drinking too much diet coke?

Stroke : A study, which followed more than 2, 500 new yorkers for nine or more years, found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, than those who completely eschewed the diet drinks, according to researchers who presented their results today at the american stroke association’s international stroke conference in la. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can drinking TOO MUCH diet coke make you tired instead of awake? I drink a LOT! (at least 12+ daily) sorry I know that's bad! I'm addicted.

Can drinking TOO MUCH diet coke make you tired instead of awake? I drink a LOT! (at least 12+ daily) sorry I know that's bad! I'm addicted.

Sodas and deficiency: Yes, it can. Soda has been linked with decreased bone density due to disruption of normal calcium and phosphate metabolism, and the excess soda is probably replacing your intake of other nutrient rich foods and beverages (leading to other vitamin deficiencies). When sodium benzoate (a preservative) combines with Vitamin C, anemia can develop from bone marrow damage. Then there is the aspartame... ...Read more

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Does drinking too much coke seriously harm your body?

Does drinking too much coke seriously harm your body?

Depends on what you: mean by 'seriously.' There are basically 2 major ingredients that can cause problems - sugar and caffeine. Too much caffeine in sensitive people can cause anxiety, insomnia, rapid heart rate and even heart rhythm disturbances, and physical dependency where stopping suddenly causes irritability and severe headache. Sugar is major contributor to obesity, with diabetes and heart disease as a result. ...Read more

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I'm slightly addicted to diet coke! i can easily drink 2-3 litres a day, how badly could this be affecting me? Weight, mood swings, health?

I'm slightly addicted to diet coke! i can easily drink 2-3 litres a day, how badly could this be affecting me? Weight, mood swings, health?

Diet Coke: Colas contain phosphoric acid which can deplete calcium in excess which in turn can cause brittel bones. Young athletes for instance were found to have curious fractures that were found to be do to excess diet soda. Also the sweetness of the artificial sweetener can cause problems for diabetics reportedly and can also influence sugar metabolism. Many articles of late have addressed this issue. ...Read more

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How would you stop me from drinking so much diet coke?

Wean yourself: Wean yourself slowly. You don't want to go through caffeine withdrawal. Start by cutting your normal amount in half, in a few days to a week, cut the amount you take in half again. I recommend replacing it with water, since water is the healthiest. There are alternatives such as green tea or coffee which also contain caffeine and antioxidants. ...Read more

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How much damage can drinking a litre of diet coke daily do to the body?

How much damage can drinking a litre of diet coke daily do to the body?

A lot: It is my opinion that sodas are the number one killer in the country today. This is an hour long lecture but i can connect to dots and show you how soda intake is responsible for many of the chronic degenerative diseases in our country (usa) today and in fact have reversed many of them in the last twenty years by stopping sodas and supplementaion to rebuild. Happy to discuss in more detail later. ...Read more

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My teeth have gone brown since drinking so much Diet Coke is it the coke or something else?

My teeth have gone brown since drinking so much Diet Coke is it the coke or something else?

Diet Coke Habit: The damage from excessive Diet Coke consumption can cause deep brown stains. Prevention and/or moderation is the best cure. See your dentist for examination, hygiene and your dentist can offer educational tips. ...Read more

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Is diet coke safe to drink?

No: Diet coke is not food. The balance of acids in it will tend to rob your bones of calcium and weaken them. The artificial sugar nutrasweet breaks down into methanol and formaldehyde, both of which are toxic. ...Read more

Coke (Definition)

Coke is a term for the illegal drug cocaine, which provides a stimulant effect ...Read more