Daily diet soda consumption linked to expanding waistlines Medical News Today

March 18, 2015 3:11 PM

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Daily diet soda consumption linked to expanding waistlines Medical News Today

However, the new study looks specifically at diet soda, which many people turn to in an attempt to reduce their sugar intake. Research shows that over the past 3 decades, intake of both artificial sweeteners and diet soda have risen, in tandem with a "dramatic increase" in obesity over the same period.

While most of the existing research exploring the link between diet soda consumption and cardiometabolic diseases has concentrated on middle-aged and younger adults, the new study looks at adverse health effects among seniors.

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