Thursday, November 5, 2009

Is Diet Soda Killing your Kidneys?


If you think you're doing yourself a favor by drinking DIET SODA instead of the regular stuff, you might want to think again.

--At least that's according to researchers from the Nurses' Health Study in Boston, who found that drinking diet soda can have a seriously negative effect on your KIDNEYS. Listen to this . . .

--Over the course of a two-decade study, the researchers have learned that women who drink two or more diet sodas a day will experience a 30% drop in kidney function.

--And, overall, diet soda drinkers are nearly twice as likely to suffer from early signs of kidney disease, compared to people who don't drink soda.

--So why is diet soda so bad for your kidneys? Well, the researchers aren't entirely sure. But they think it has something to do with all the high fructose corn syrup in diet soda. (AOL Health)


Kent said...

Hey, JB... high fructose corn syrup is not in diet sodas. Only in regular ones. That's what they used to replace real cane sugar and save the soda companies so much money.

NSR said...

Sorry to tell you this is a hoax. Diet coke doesn't contain High-Fructose Corn Syrup, regular coke does. Diet Coke is sweetened with Aspartame.

There is a strong connection between diet drinks and health problems, particularly obesity-related health problems, but that's usually because either having or being at risk for said health problems is what gets people to drink diet drinks to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Huh? There is no high fructose corn syrup in DIET soda. If there were, it would not be DIET soda.