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A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes

soft drink

A nonalcoholic beverage, typically carbonated and sweetened.
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Diet soft drinks will remain the dominant market for artificial sweeteners.
Washington, Feb 1 ( ANI ): Individuals who drink diet soft drinks on a daily basis may be at increased risk of suffering vascular events such as stroke, heart attack, and vascular death, a new study has warned.
Total: 14 cups--114 fluid ounces (465 calories) Soft drinks, fruit drinks 2 1/2 servings (210 calories) 100% fruit juices, sports drinks, 2 servings (215 calories) alcoholic beverages, whole or 2% milk Diet drinks (1) 1/2 serving (0 calories) Milk, soy milk (2) 1/3 serving (30 calories) Unsweetened coffee or tea 2 servings (10 calories) Water 6 servings (0 calories) (1) Includes diet soft drinks and tea or coffee with sugar substitutes.
Before the 1981 FDA approval of aspartame, it was extensively evaluated in four long-term and lifetime studies in rodents which received enormous doses of aspartame, equal to the amount of aspartame in more than 1,000 cans of diet soft drink daily over a lifetime for an adult human.
Epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio found that diet soft drink consumption was associated with increased waist circumference in humans, and a second study found aspartame raised fasting glucose (blood sugar) in diabetes-prone mice.
Diet Rite, the first diet soft drink, was rolled out nationally in 1962, spurring the start of the food and beverage industry's system of dual offerings: sugar-free and regular versions.
Diet 7UP is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium (Ace-K) and is part of CSAB's leading diet soft drink portfolio, which includes Diet Dr Pepper, Diet Sunkist, Diet A&W Root Beer and more.
That cutoff ensures that you're getting more than an uncarbonated diet soft drink with a few tablespoons of juice.
Recent research suggests people who consume large amounts of diet soft drink do not weigh less than those who don't," the Courier Mail quoted Evangelista as saying.
AOL Moviefone, the nation's leading movie information and ticketing service, and diet Coke, the world's number one diet soft drink, kicked off the premiere of Universal Pictures' new feature Josie and the Pussycats by hosting thousands of lucky moviegoers at special advance screenings in major cities.
Diet Black Cherry Vanilla Coke will be the sixth member of the Diet Coke family, which includes the flagship Diet Coke, America's #1 diet soft drink, Caffeine Free Diet Coke, Diet Coke with Lime, Diet Coke Sweetened with Splenda Brand Sweetener, and Diet Cherry Coke.