Soft drink giant defends use of artificial sweeteners

5:24 PM, Aug 14, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Soft drink giant Coca Cola is running ads to tout the safety of Nutrasweet.

The artificial sweetener is commonly used in diet drinks.'

The beverage company says the low calorie drinks can help people manage their weight.

Coca Cola's new print ad is an effort to beat back health critics and boost the sale of diet sodas which have declined faster than regular soft drinks.

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