Ya…so much for the story that diet fizzy drinks are more healthy that the regular kind hey. Next time you bust open a can of artificially sweetened diet Coke know that you are up to 60% more likely to develop diabetes than people who drink the regular non-diet version. A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that out of 66 000 women studied from 1993 to 2007, those who drank 1,5 liters of diet drinks a week showed a 60% increase in the risk of diabetes.
Yet another nail in the coffin for artificial sweetener.
And let’s not even go down that road where artificial sweetners have been been linked to causing cancer.
“Diet fizzy drinks can raise the risk of diabetes by 60 per cent, startling new research has revealed.”
“The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, fly in the face of conventional thinking that regular versions of fizzy drinks are always worse for our health. The effect is compounded by the fact that diet drinkers also consume more – on average 2.8 glasses a week compared to 1.6 for regular drinkers.” [Mail Online]
Will you still drink diet drinks now?