A new study scientists from the University of Colorado talking about the positive role of diet beverages in weight reduction.
Dr. James O. hill: "This study clearly shows that diet drinks can help people lose weight, despite the myths spread in recent years that suggest the opposite effect — weight gain. In fact, those who drank diet drinks lost more weight and felt less hungry than those who drank only water. Therefore, if you are trying to lose weight, you can enjoy diet beverages."
In a 12-week clinical study involved 303 people who consumed water and diet drinks. It turned out that the subjects who consumed "light" coke, lost an average of 13 pounds – 44 percent more than the control group which lost average of 9 pounds. More than half of participants in the group of beverages (64%) lost at least five percent of body weight, compared with only 43 percent in the control group. The loss of just five percent of body weight significantly improved the participants ' health: reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
John C. Peters, co-author of the study says: "So much misinformation about diet beverages, especially on the Internet. The results of our study, you can be sure that no-calorie sweetened beverages can play an important and useful role in an effective and comprehensive strategy to reduce weight".
Study participants were randomized to one of two groups: those who were allowed to drink diet sodas, teas and flavored waters, and those who were in the control group that drank only water. In addition to greater weight loss the first group:
- Reported less hunger during the experiment;
- Showed big improvements in serum total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein;
- Had a significant reduction of triglycerides in serum.