Study Shows Diet Drinks Can Be Part of Weight Loss Plans

A new study funded by the American Beverage Association and published in the journal Obesity has provided evidence to suggest that diet drinks can play a part in an effective weight loss plan.

A new study funded by the American Beverage Association and published in the journal Obesity has provided evidence to suggest that diet drinks can play a part in an effective weight loss plan. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado and Temple University, investigated the impact of low- and no-kilojoule beverages on weight loss among overweight and obese men and women.

Taking two groups of dieters over 12 weeks, the researchers provided identical weight-loss advice and psychological support, but instructed one group to drink 700ml of water a day, and the other 700ml of a diet beverage. The study found that not only did consuming diet beverages not impede one’s ability to lose weight, but that the group on low or no-kilojoule drinks sodas actually lost more, when used as part of a weight loss program.

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