Study says diet sodas may actually be worse than regular soda
(KTNV) -- Diet soda doesn't help you lose weight.
That is according to a new study from Purdue University.
The study found that diet sodas may actually be linked to a number of health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease.
In fact, one large study found that people who drink diet soda are more likely to experience weight gain than people who drank regular soda.
The American Beverage Association is disagreeing with the results of recent studies.
In an emailed statement, they claimed that low-calorie sweeteners used in diet drinks are some of the most studied and reviewed ingredients in the food supply today.
The weight gain can be explained by studies that suggest that people who drink diet drinks overindulge in other areas such as ordering french fries because they saved on liquid calories.
Susie Swithers, a professor of pyschological sciences and a behavioral neuroscientist, says that the bottom line is that people should be aware of hor much sweetner, whether it is artifical or sugar, they are actually consuming and the possible effects.
Study: Diet soda doesn't help you lose weight -- USA Today