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Study: Diet soda doesn’t help you lose weight

Diet soda, it turns out, may not be the panacea for weight loss that we all thought — and many of us hoped — it was.

In fact, a Purdue University study has found that diet sodas may be linked to a number of health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease, just like their more sugary counterparts.

Susie Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences and a behavioral neuroscientist, reviewed a number of recent studies looking at whether drinking diet soft drinks over the long-term increases the likelihood that a person will overeat, gain weight and then develop other health problems.

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The Advantages of a Balanced Diet

A balanced diet involves getting the right nutrients from the right foods to help maintain cells throughout your body and support normal growth and development, according to Medline Plus. An article in Live Science reports that a balanced diet and exercise can protect your brain from mental disorders. Medline Plus suggests that foods like dairy, meats, fruits and vegetables contribute to a balanced diet.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/240571-the-advantages-of-a-balanced-diet/#ixzz24lQrEIFP