To all my friends out there who live on Diet Coke, I apologize in advance.
I couldn’t help but notice the beverages people were drinking in our OR lounge recently. There were a lot of coffee drinkers, an occasional tea drinker, and a rare water drinker, but the majority of people were drinking soft drinks. In particular, they were drinking Diet Coke. It made me curious… so I decided to do a little research.
When you do a PubMed search on diet drinks, you get 1372 articles. I’m not pretending that I could do a real scientific review, and I’m sure there are flaws in some of these studies… but it’s enough to make you think twice about drinking diet drinks.
Here’s some of what I discovered ….
- High soft drink ingestion and a low intake of fruits and vegetables are associated with the metabolic syndrome.