The Surprising Drink that May Lead to Belly Fat

by Sarah Jio, Glamour

Belly fat? Eeks, no thanks, right? Well, you may be making what you feel is a "healthy choice," but according to many experts, it's not and it may be totally backfiring, in the direction of your belly...

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Diet soda? You may love it, but many experts say it could be adding a little extra insulation to your belly. NBC recently took a look at the surprising health problems with diet soda (even just one can a day), including how this fizzy favorite messes with your metabolism.

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"According to a 2008 University of Minnesota study of almost 10,000 adults, even just one diet soda a day is linked to a 34% higher risk of metabolic syndrome, the group of symptoms including belly fat and high cholesterol that puts you at risk for heart disease," reports NBC.

Diet soda lovers: What are your thoughts on this? Do you think about health consequences when you sip your fave can of diet soda, or do you think of it as your one vice that you'll never give up?

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