Diet Coke (and other diet drinks)

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 ….