A study of more than 3,000 women, followed for eleven years, found that those who drank two or more diet sodas a day had double the risk of damage to their kidneys when compared to women who drank less and those who did not drink diet soda.
The research, conducted at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, did not show kidney damage from the consumption of sodas that are sweetened with sugar. (But, unfortunately, most soft drinks today are sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, not sugar.)
While the US government considers the sweetener aspartame to be perfectly safe, the British government is seeking volunteers to study the link between aspartame and illnesses.
Reprinted from Pure Facts, the newsletter of the Feingold Association of the United States, http://www.feingold.org/
From me: If you’re trying to lose weight, water is always a better option than diet soda.