Does Drinking Diet Soda Increase Risk for Diabetes?

For so long, people across the world have been consuming diet soda because it’s sugar-free and helps the consumers stay fit. So far, diet drinks were considered to be safe for diabetics. However, a recent research study has shown completely the opposite.

Sugar-sweetened drinks were already not recommendable for diabetics and were considered to be potential contributors for the development of diabetes. Well, guess what? Sugar-free drinks aren’t very helpful, as well.

To be precise, the research shows that the consumption of diet or so-called light soda increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes. I have to say these results could shock many of us who were drinking diet drinks and thought it could somewhat prevent diabetes.


The study was conducted with the involvement of a 66.118 women whose drinking habits has been monitored for more than 14 years. The final results of the study showed that the consumption of both type of drinks increased the risk of Type 2 diabetes and all of the women that got the sugar disease drank more artificially-sweetened beverages.

The consumption of both sugar-sweetened and sugar-free drinks has been connected to diabetes, which meant only one – sugar-free drinks are not what we thought they were all this time. Surprisingly, the women that drank more diet soda were at an even higher risk of developing diabetes than regular soda consumers. Women that were included in the study and drank only 100% natural juice didn’t get an increased risk of developing the sugar disease.

We have to keep in mind that these research studies are not 100% true indicators of what really happens in every individual’s system, because there are many other factors that could impact the final result of it.

However, I’m sure this will change the way we feel about consuming diet soda and will, in a way, change our drinking habits. And even if we don’t consider the risk of diabetes at all – we should still avoid diet drinks and sugar-sweetened drinks, as well. Out health comes first, and in this case, 100% natural beverages are the best option.

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Written by Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. She has an impressive portfolio as her works have been previously featured in several health journals and local newspapers in the Sunshine State. She takes health reporting to a new level with factual relation to what readers want and need to know . Having spent the last decade working all over the Internet as a freelancer writer, she is ecstatic that she has the opportunity to work with the Newhealthalert team to bring the best news, commentary, and information to the public on a global level.

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