Lorraine Chow, Alternet, February 6, 2017
If you’re trying to lose weight, choosing diet soda over regular soda might seem like a good idea. You get a caffeine kick and a sweet, bubbly taste similar to the real deal, only without the sugar and calories. But while zero calories sounds a lot better than the 150 calories from a can of regular Coke, several studies have found that artificially sweetened sodas might actually lead to something you were trying to avoid: weight gain.
Although aspartame, sucralose, saccharin and other artificial sweeteners are FDA-approved, and the National Cancer Institute and other health agencies say they are generally safe in limited qualities, recent studies might make you think twice before drinking your next diet soda.
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