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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Using diet soda as a weight loss tool may actually cause you to pack on the pounds.

Researchers at Purdue University analyzed data from several studies and found diet sodas may be linked to obesity and heart problems.

The data suggest the artificial sweetener in the soda may throw off the body's ability to know how many calories it needs which could lead to overeating. Experts say diet sodas should be consumed in moderation, if at all.

Representatives from the American Beverage Association say the study is more opinion than fact and they cite several studies in which people drinking diet sodas lost weight.

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