Study: Diet soda can lead to weight gain
Most people drink diet soda in an effort to take in fewer calories, to help keep their weight down or take some off.
But a recent study shows drinking it could have unexpected consequences - namely, the OPPOSITE of what consumers intended.
The study, which was cited in EatingWell magazine, was done at the University of Texas. It showed that people who drank two or more diet sodas daily had a six-times-greater increase in waist circumference at the end of the 10-year study span those who didn't drink diet soda at all.
On "CBS This Morning: Saturday," contributor Dr. Holly Phillips served up the skinny on diet soda. To see her discussion, including possible reasons a product seen as a weight loss aid appears to act as the opposite, click on the video above.
- Obesity's new classification may open up treatment options
- Fluffy cows go viral
- Don't take vitamins, doctor warns in new book
- Top mobile devices, according to Consumer Reports
- Consumer Reports reveals rankings for mobile devices
- Fodor's reveals best summer weekend getaways
- Watch: Careless baggage handler tosses boxes on conveyor belt
- Customs officers get high-tech to prevent car theft
- Mobster opens up on coming forward about Jimmy Hoffa
- Barbra Streisand speaks out on treatment of women in Israel
- Mad Libs keep people laughing after six decades
- Doctor: Modern wheat a "perfect, chronic poison"
- Sharyl Attkisson on computer hacking: "I'm outraged"
- State Dept. memo reveals possibly extensive cover-ups
- New England Patriots player questioned in possible murder investigation
- Naval Academy student speaks out on alleged rape