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"Data from this and other prospective studies suggest that the promotion of diet sodas and artificial sweeteners as healthy alternatives may be ill-advised," said Helen P. Hazuda, Ph.D., professor and chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine. "They may be free of calories but not of consequences."
"These results suggest that heavy aspartame exposure might potentially directly contribute to increased blood glucose levels, and thus contribute to the associations observed between diet soda consumption and the risk of diabetes in humans," Dr. Fernandes said.Some people have speculated there may be a link between smokers and former smokers and the consumption of the diet sodas. You might also be able to lump in the use of artificial sweeteners in coffee. Makes you wonder if these sweeteners hit the same pleasure zones in the brain as tobacco?