Remember this List of 7 Bad Things linked to Diet Soda? Time to add an 8th: increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes.
A 14-year prospective study in France found a significant risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes among women who drink >359mL/week (12 oz) of “sugar-sweetened beverages” (i.e. regular soda). No real surprise there.
But the study also found a significant risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes linked to consumption of >603mL/week (20 oz) of "artificially-sweetened beverages" (i.e. DIET SODA).
20 ounces! That’s less than 2 standard 12-oz cans of diet soda per week!
Yes, it took a greater amount of diet soda to reach the same statistical significance, but the point remains: DIET SODA IS NOT MAGICALLY HEALTHIER THAN REGULAR SODA… and may in fact be worse.
PS: The study did not find a link between consuming 100% fruit juice and developing Type 2 Diabetes.