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Could artificial sweeteners be bad for your brain?

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Sometimes it seems like people trying to choose a healthy diet and watch their weight canít catch a break. Past studies have linked the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. So itís easy to understand the appeal of diet soft drinks and other artificially sweetened beverages. If you drink two cans of Coke per day, switching to diet…

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