Study: Diet Soda Increases the Risk of Diabetes. Why Do We Still Drink This Stuff?
Earlier I mentioned some science that shows that diet sodas make you drunker than regular soda, this time it is research that indicates that diet sodas don’t provide any protection from diabetes. I got a holt of the primary literature (see here if you want to try to access it) and read through it. The numbers are interesting, but since it is self-reported there are all sorts of possible confounding issues to keep the conclusion from being so clear cut as the popular press likes to make it. However, when compared to 100% fruit juice as a control measure, there was a substantial correlation that showed use of diet sodas contributed to diabetes. The article mentioned that some experiments have been done that show Aspartame flavored drinks actually triggered the same physiological effects as sugar did with regard to insulin. Since most diet drinks use Aspartame that could explain why there is this correlation.
So all you diet soda fiends might want to reconsider your motivation for drinking them.