Yawn another article claiming aspartame/diet soda is the devil
Diet sodas do not make you diabetic. It's the people who think it's ok to eat an entire chocolate cake with some diet soda (because it has 0 calories) who end up with diabetes. Just because you get a diet soda with your triple baconator doesn't suddenly make it a healthy meal.
Oh look the article links to another one that says:
There was one caveat: A healthy diet may help mitigate some of the effects of diet soda. Over 20 years, 20% of the men and women who followed a "prudent" diet (one rich with fruit, vegetables, whole grains, milk, nuts, and seeds) and drank diet soda developed metabolic syndrome, compared with 18% of those who followed the same eating style but didn't sip diet soft drinks. Most at risk were those adhering to a "Western" diet of fast food, meat, pizza, and snacks, all washed down with diet soda. By the end of the study, 32% of those folks had developed metabolic syndrome.
So how exactly can be diet sodas fault when people who drank it with a healthy diet weren't a higher risk for metabolic syndrome (2% can be attributed to statistical error)?