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Originally Posted by Scarf View Post
Here is one study. This is the abstract:
That study's conclusion seems to be that "the increase in consumption of [fake sugar has a direct correlation with obesity], and the overconsumption of [fake sugar in] calorically sweetened beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity." I don't see how that has anything to do with addiction.

Also, I take contention with "obesity is an epidemic." What a load. Is being fat like being a burn victim or getting cancer now? There's no more an "obesity epidemic" than there is a "homosexuality epidemic" or an "atheism epidemic." Obesity's not a disease; depending on the person it's either a lifestyle choice or it's the result of a legitimate medical problem, and the latter's not going to have much to do with diet, anyway, so it's not even within the scope of that study. Every time I hear the phrase "obesity epidemic," I feel like smacking someone. With some KFC.
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