Menu Planning & Recipes

Diet soda and stroke

I'm no fan of processed foods, or soda of any type, for that matter. That said, I am frustrated with the press this topic has gotten because it's unpublished (meaning not yet peer reviewed). I learned in grad school that more than 50% of "research" isn't worth the paper it's printed on. That's because research is conducted by humans who make lots of mistakes analyzing data (using statistics properly) as well as in study design. The "poster session" that got this all started was also based on "observational" data, that at most can point us toward a topic that needs controlled trials in order to see if there is a true causal affect. So, with that introduction, I have below two review links from the Calorie Control Council. The introduction is necessary because the Calorie Control Council is an industry funded group, with a clear conflict of interest.