Mounting Evidence Grows Against Diet Soda


By Dr. Mercola At the peak of its popularity in 2005, 3 billion cases of diet soda were sold in one year. This beverage has since fallen out of favor, falling by 27 percent (or 834 million cases) as of 2016. Still, diet soda still makes up 25 percent of the carbonated beverages sold in the U.S.1 (by volume), which means many Americans are still partaking — undoubtedly many of them because they believe they’re making a healthier choice than regular soda. This — the idea that diet soda is in any way healthy — is one of the biggest prevailing myths in the nutrition realm today. If you’re one of the nearly half of U.S. adults who consume artificial sweeteners, mostly in the form of diet soda, daily (even one-quarter of kids do so as well),2 it’s important you’re let in on the truth: If you drink a lot of diet soda, you’re putting your health at risk. What Are the Health Risks of Diet Soda? A number of studies have been published recently that cast serious doubt on the safety of drin
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