Diet Soda: It’s Not Just Making You Fat

soda-and-lime-wedgeWe know you’ve heard about diet soda dangers. But, you still feel better about having those two jumbo sized hot dogs and fries since you ordered it with a diet soda, right?

Well, you shouldn’t. While diet soda sounds like an easy way to cut calories, experts continue to compile fact after fact about just why diet soda is so detrimental to your health.

In fact, it may even be worse than regular soda.

Close to 60 percent of Americans drink diet soda on a regular basis.

Diet Soda and Weight Loss: What The Experts Say

“Recent literature suggests that those who drink diet soda weigh more than those who don’t. That shouldn’t surprise anyone. Does diet soda cause weight gain? I think that is the wrong question. I don’t think people should drink diet soda, whether they have weight problems or not,” says Darwin Deen, MD, senior attending physician at Montefiore Medical Center’s Department of Family and Social Medicine in the Bronx, New York.