Study: Diet Soda Doesn't Raise Diabetes Risk

Study: Diet Soda Doesn't Raise Diabetes Risk

POSTED: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 7:37am

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:07am

For a long time, diet soda and other artificially-sweetened drinks have been blamed for raising the chance of developing diabetes. But a new study from Harvard University says, that's not true.

Researchers followed a large group of men over a 20-year period, and found that while those who drank regular soda and other sugary drinks were more likely to develop diabetes, those who drank artificially-sweetened soft drinks, didn't.

The study said that replacing sugary drinks with diet versions, seems to be a healthy alternative.

The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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