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Diet Coke Is Not as Bad as Everyone Seems to Think

It's certainly not killing you, writes Yvette d'Entremont

(Newser) - Yvette d'Entremont loves her Diet Coke, which is why it's troubling for her to read the myriad articles telling her the aspartame-sweetened beverage is killing her—or at the very least, making her fat. "If I give it up, my tastebuds will come to life, and my... More »

There's a Way to Get Aspartame in Your Diet Pepsi

PepsiCo will keep old recipe for fans while selling sucralose version in stores

(Newser) - PepsiCo announced in April it was dumping aspartame from its Diet Pepsi recipe, replacing it with sucralose, but the company now says it will keep the artificial sweetener for customers who prefer its taste—they'll just have to buy the drink online, the Wall Street Journal reports. In an... More »

Diet Pepsi Dropping Aspartame as Sweetener

Sales were slumping amid health worries

(Newser) - The FDA says apartame is safe, but Diet Pepsi is apparently tired of fighting the public perception that it's not. PepsiCo is dropping the artificial sweetener in Diet Pepsi and replacing it with another artificial sweetener—a blend of sucralose and ace-K, or acesulfame potassium, reports USA Today . The... More »

Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Your Blood Sugar

Study suggests that it's true for at least some people, thanks to gut bacteria

(Newser) - If you're drinking diet soda or consuming other products with artificial sweeteners to cut your risk of obesity and diabetes, a new study published in Nature has some bad news: You might be doing more harm than good. Researchers found that sweeteners such as saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame can... More »

Diet Pepsi Changing Sweeteners

Taste won't change, but articificial 'ace-K' should improve shelf life

(Newser) - Diet Pepsi will feature a new formula as early as next year. The taste will remain the same, but the sweetener formula will be adjusted to prolong its shelf life, reports AP . The current sweetener, aspartame, loses its strength at a faster rate than the high-fructose corn syrup used in... More »

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