From the Desk of Dr. Allen:



Tonight on CBS News, Katie Couric, broke the story that diet sodas are fattening and can increase risk of Metabolic Syndrome and heart disease. This was startling news to the public, and baffling to scientists.

Susan Feely, President of the American Beverage Association, stated “How can something with zero calories that’s 99% water with a little flavoring in it . . cause weight gain?”

CBS quoted studies that show people who drink more than one soft drink a day had a 48 percent increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome.


New studies involving over 1,500 subjects have shown that people who drink diet soft drinks don’t lose weight in fact, they gain weight. Researchers stated “What was surprising was when we looked at people only drinking diet soft drinks, their risk of obesity was even higher.”

In fact, when the researchers took a closer look at their data, they found that nearly all the obesity risk from soft drinks came from diet sodas. There was a 41 percent increase in risk of being overweight for every can or bottle of diet soft drink a person consumes each day.

For diet soft-drink drinkers, the risk of becoming overweight or obese was:

* 36.5 percent for up to 1/2 can each day
* 37.5 percent for 1/2 to one can each day
* 54.5 percent for 1 to 2 cans each day
* 57.1 percent for more than 2 cans each day.

For each can of diet soft drink consumed each day, a person’s risk of obesity went up 41 percent.



Cephalic Response: Key Code to Obesity
The real issue for the soda researchers, which was addressed by Katie Couric on CBS news, was why diet sodas cause weight gain. It may be a mystery to most researchers, but the SKINNY SCIENCE research team already has the answer.

Clinical researchers at Glycemic Research Laboratories (GRL) know exactly why and how diet sodas cause weight gain. It’s caused by the Cephalic Response, and the GRL SKINNY SCIENCE team has been studying the effects on humans for the past 20 years.
They, in fact, received the first patent awarded worldwide for this research.

With combined expertise of 90 years, the SKINNY SCIENCE team has delved into the biochemistry that causes the Cephalic Response, including the glycemic index and glycemic response of foods.

The CV’s of the SKINNY SCIENCE researchers reads like a Who’s Who, and actually includes a scientist that is listed in the Who’s Who of American Inventors, the top genetic researcher in the world from NIH, and a renowned MD, PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology, who just won a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The SKINNY SCIENCE research team includes Dr. Ann de Wees Allen, Dr. Clair Francomano, and Dr. Randall Maxey. They can be found at:
Thank you Dr Allen…
Hello Baby Boomers…
It took a long time for this to register in my mutton head…the groves that I call the power source..but it is true!

When I had my last surgery for cancer…yes the BIG C…I was told not to drink diet sodas…because of the very specail kind of cancer I had…the diet suppliment that goes in MOST sodas is very harmful to me and could make my cancer return. Those were very powerful words to a three [3] time cancer survivior!

SO…my point is beware…we all will pass on to some kind of disease or old age…but because I was drinking diet sodas??? Not this Baby Boomer! LOL

Remember EAT and DRINK HEALTY! I want you reading my blogs, until I can’t blog any more!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~