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Is drinking diet soda harmful to my health?


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Artificial sweeteners in soda may actually CAUSE diabetes and metabolic syndrome by fundamentally changing the way your gut processes food to make you want to eat more! Not only that, artificial sweeteners may also increase your risk for stroke, heart attack and death. Time to put away the diet Coke!


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