Web edition: July 6, 2012
In a new study, psychologists from San Diego report that the sugar-free sweeteners confuse not only taste buds but also the brain.
Previous studies have found a surprising connection between gaining weight and drinking diet soda, and the new study may help explain why. The brains of people who regularly drink diet soda get mixed up keeping track of calories, say the scientists. And that deception may unconsciously encourage people to overeat.
J. Raloff. “Diet sodas may confuse brain’s ‘calorie counter.’” Science News, Vol. 182, June 13, 2012, p. 14. [Go to]
J. Raloff. Diet sodas may confuse brain’s ‘calorie counter. Science News, Vol. 182, June 13, 2012, p. 14. Available online: [Go to]