How 'diet' drinks increase your disease risk

"Diet soda" is an oxymoron -- and any doc who's still telling you to gulp this stuff down because it's "better for you" is the second part of that word.

He's telling you diet soda can help to control calories... lose weight... and keep disease at bay.

And he's full of fizz -- because a new review of decades of research confirms that just the OPPOSITE is true!

Diet soda gets the "diet" part of the name from the fact that it contains chemical sweeteners such as aspartame, which have no calories.

But when you taste something sweet, your brain and body expect some calories.

It's almost a Pavlovian response -- but at least Pavlov's dogs eventually got their dinner. Imagine if they didn't? They'd go nuts -- and that's what happens inside your body if you keep teasing it with the idea of calories that never come.

It goes nuts.

It stops releasing the hormones that tell you to stop eating, and it doesn't trigger the dopamine that gives you the feeling of satisfaction you normally get after a sweet treat, according to both human and animal studies included in the new review.

In other words, when you drink diet soda, you don't get the "stop" signal AND you're left unsatisfied. So you eat (and drink) MORE, not less -- and as a result, diet soda can actually increase your risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease and more, according to the report.

Think that's bad? That's only the beginning -- because the study didn't even get into the risks of the artificial sweeteners themselves.

And that's where I come in.

I've torn open every packet on the counter at your local coffee shop -- the blue ones, yellow ones, pink ones and more. Even those fancy-schmancy brown packets.

And inside, I've found everything from migraines to cancer.

I've got the bitter truth about every major sweetener coming up in the September issue of my Douglass Report newsletter. You won't want to miss this one-- and if you're not a subscriber yet, what are you waiting for?

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