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6 Convincing Health Reasons to Stop Drinking Diet Soda

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You’ve finally realized that all of that soda drinking—even though you drink diet soda—isn’t good for your health. Diet soda, despite being lower in calories, is linked to all sorts of health woes, including migraine headaches, weight gain, bone deterioration, and the development of type 2 diabetes.

That means that putting a stop to the diet soda sipping will have the opposite affect—boosting your health in these six ways…

 

1. Reduce Diabetes Risk

Numerous studies already link drinking a few diet sodas each day to a heightened risk of diabetes. In fact, a research study published by Diabetes Care, an American Diabetes Association (ADA) journal, explains that drinking diet soda triggers the release the fat-storing hormone, known as insulin.

The Diabetes Care study identified what they call a “great paradox,” or why folks continue to gain weight even when they make the swap from full sugar soda to diet soda. Researchers from the study note that adults who drank more than one diet soda a day release excess insulin hormone, which results in loss of blood sugar control, and eventual diabetes within a 7-year time frame.

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