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      Soda Linked to Depression and Weight Gain

      A new study shows even though diet soda has no calories experts say it won't help you lose weight.

      Researchers at the University of Texas found that over a decade, diet soda drinkers had a 70 percent greater increase to their waistlines compared with non-drinkers.

      Experts say it's because your body processes artificial sweeteners just like sugar, causing you to still gain weight.

      Part of it might also be psychological. You might justify eating less-healthy foods because you had a "diet" drink.

      Other studies found there is also a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and for women - osteoporosis.

      And here's something else: a recent study linked drinking soda (diet and regular) to a higher risk of depression!

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