If you love your diet soda, the latest study may have you thinking twice about drinking them. But like most things, the headlines don't always tell the whole story. UAB Nutritionist Dr. Beth Kitchin takes a closer look at the data so you can decide if you should quit your diet soda habit! Let's look at three important things about the study the headlines sometimes missed:
So, what should you do if you love your diet soda? Beth doesn't think this study alone should scare you too much. Beth will stick with her recommendation to her patients that 1 to 2 diet sodas - 12 ounces each - are likely safe. She also thinks researchers need to do better studies that can tell us if we should be concerned. Beth drinks a couple of diet sodas a week and this study won't change that. But she does think that not overdoing it on the diet sodas is a good idea!
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