You May Want to Put Down that Diet Coke…

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You may want to put down that Diet Coke, the less sugary alternative to the popular soft drink. Scientists have found that drinking just two glasses of diet drinks a day more than doubles the risk of developing diabetes. The diet alternative makes consumers feel hungrier, prompting us to crave sugar-laden snacks like chips and cookies.

The study was conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, where they studied 2,874 adults who had completed a year-long diary about their intake of drinks. The study further indicates the artificial sweeteners in Diet Coke interfere with the bacteria in the human gut, another off setting trigger for diabetes.

Adults who had two or more sweetened drinks a day were 2 and a half times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. Researchers found that artificially–sweetened drinks were basically as volatile as their sugary counterpart.

And last November in 2015, the Karolinska Institute team found that men who had two diet drinks a day were 23 per cent more likely to develop heart failure.

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