Many studies are concluding that drinking diet soda can actually increase the onset of diabetes – and by a shocking amount.
At least daily consumption of diet soda was associated with a 36% greater relative risk of incident metabolic syndrome and a 67% greater relative risk of incident type 2 diabetes compared with non-consumption.
It is only fair that we point out that the links between diet sodas and all of these negative health effects could be nothing more than a causal link. We cannot confirm that they actually do cause harm – but the statistics do demonstrate a strong association.
Could this be simply because those individuals who choose to drink diet sodas are already overweight? It is difficult to say. Still the facts are not exactly promising.
I personally choose to steer clear of sodas, and will particularly avoid the diet variety. There is no need for them in our diet, and the studies conducted around them do not feel me with confidence that they are in any way safe for consumption.
What are your thoughts on the subject? Are you a lover of a diet coke? Or do you avoid artificial sweeteners as though they were poison?
We would love to hear from you.
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