Avoid Diet Drinks when pregnant

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chico bill

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It was mentioned in the thread on the sugar shortage that aspartame can cause dementia and migraines.

A report today said drinking diet soda when pregnant can lead to autism in the child.
This can be one of the reasons autism has had such a dramatic rise in the past few decades.

Tons of diet drinks are sold in DR as well as the rest of the world.

 

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I am so happy I 99% gave up on alcohol, sugar, processed foods, and smoking cigarettes.

I still have occasional health issues (mainly dealing with MRSA) but I shudder to think where I would be now if I didn't.
 

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I have seen studies where it is linked to Alzheimer's/dementia (just search google). I am not a coffee drinker, but I do (bad me) drink about 8 oz of diet pepsi or coca cola light about 3-4 times a week. JD, thats great!!! Congrats on your cut backs. I do not smoke (never have) but I do have 2-3 glasses of wine a week. In the DR I really do not have much if any processed foods. In the US minimal amounts. In the DR and US, I do very little salt, though I have never been one that likes salt.
 
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Just how many other things, if these researchers had bothered to look, would they have also found that women with autistic babies had also all taken while pregnant. This is a bogus study. Probably funded by the sugar industry.

I'm thirsty. Time for a Diet Coke.
 
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Funny, when we were younger (us oldies but goodies), nothing was bad for us.
 
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chico bill

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I am so happy I 99% gave up on alcohol, sugar, processed foods, and smoking cigarettes.

I still have occasional health issues (mainly dealing with MRSA) but I shudder to think where I would be now if I didn't.
But you didn't give up breakfast sausages
 
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Just how many other things, if these researchers had bothered to look, would they have also found that women with autistic babies had also all taken while pregnant. This is a bogus study. Probably funded by the sugar industry.

I'm thirsty. Time for a Diet Coke.
John Daly, how many DCs/day. The Cugine too! Take care, brush ya hair!
 

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I have seen studies where it is linked to Alzheimer's/dementia (just search google). I am not a coffee drinker, but I do (bad me) drink about 8 oz of diet pepsi or coca cola light about 3-4 times a week. JD, thats great!!! Congrats on your cut backs. I do not smoke (never have) but I do have 2-3 glasses of wine a week. In the DR I really do not have much if any processed foods. In the US minimal amounts. In the DR and US, I do very little salt, though I have never been one that likes salt.
If they never had published one study on anything in our lifetime, we wouldn't know or care and we'd live to the same age anyway! There's one thing that's coming for us all, and that's the C word. If we don't go first from an accident, act of nature, MI or pulmonary embolism, the C is gonna get us eventually.
 

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I find this very worrisome.
I think it must be related to something that is different now than before .
diet?environment?Floride?vaccines?

Autism rates have skyrocketed in the last 30 years, going from 1 in 10,000 to now 1 in 36, with boys being diagnosed at four times the rate of girls," he told Fox News Digital. "Other studies have shown that this increase is not just because of improved recognition and diagnosis — it points to environmental factors as the main driver."
 
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I find this very worrisome.
I think it must be related to something that is different now than before .
diet?environment?Floride?vaccines?

Autism rates have skyrocketed in the last 30 years, going from 1 in 10,000 to now 1 in 36, with boys being diagnosed at four times the rate of girls," he told Fox News Digital. "Other studies have shown that this increase is not just because of improved recognition and diagnosis — it points to environmental factors as the main driver."
Please don't be confused. The numbers on autism causes are still being considered. Genetic inheritance is about 50%. There is no way they can link artificial sweeteners or Diet Coke to autism. This is nonsense. I'd link it to the jabs first!
 

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I never believed the diet soft drinks was healthy. If I have a Coca Cola I prefer the original. I consider it kind of a treat if I am eating out as I don’t drink alcohol anymore. At home I never drink any sodas. Regarding pregnant women. Avoid any of that. Drink water.
 
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It was mentioned in the thread on the sugar shortage that aspartame can cause dementia and migraines.

A report today said drinking diet soda when pregnant can lead to autism in the child.
This can be one of the reasons autism has had such a dramatic rise in the past few decades.

Tons of diet drinks are sold in DR as well as the rest of the world.


Wonderful to see a FOX News report on a University of Texas health research study being considered by people living in the DR.

This caught my attention... "The best drink of choice for pregnant or nursing women is water, Fowler said."

There's that water again... And now we are learning that there are specific ways to consume water... Smaller amounts more frequently... Not with a meal.
 

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The posts need to be DR related; how does this study affect pregnant woman in the DR for example?
 

chico bill

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The posts need to be DR related; how does this study affect pregnant woman in the DR for example?
It affects women everywhere because Diet Coke with Aspartame is everywhere, No a lot of scientific research being done in DR, so it has to come from somewhere
 

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How could anybody think that ANY soda, diet or not, is not harmful ?
There are more E##'s and 8 syllable words listed in the ingredients than you can shake a stick at.

Rule #11 in life, if you can't pronounce the ingredients eat/drink as little as possible of it .....

P.S. I do indulge in a coca cola, preferably in a glass bottle, far too often, and I can tell just by drinking it that it ain't doing me any favours. 😆
 
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It affects women everywhere because Diet Coke with Aspartame is everywhere, No a lot of scientific research being done in DR, so it has to come from somewhere
CB, you know as well as I do that more pregnant woman in the DR drink Presidente or Brugal than Diet Coke. They need to stop that first!
 
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Soda is a big killer, and bad ice has killed millions as well. As a result, I only add the minimum of each to my glass of Barcelo.
 
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