Getting Fat on Diet Coke

Our long-time members will recall a column I wrote years ago about the seeming contradiction of gaining weight while drinking zero-calorie soda pop. Much has been studied on this topic, but with little success in determining whether there was a cause and effect relationship between the two. The first apparent breakthrough was announced recently, “significantly” correlating sugar-free drinks consumed by the mother with heavy-weight babies who grow up to be obese children. Buyers, beware.